Lucy Theo ( MBACP Accred.) (UKRCP Reg.) (BPS) 'MIND & BABY'
MIND & BABY
Pregnancy & Post-natal counselling and support
Are you expecting or have you just had a baby?
Do you need support to prepare for parenthood?
Are you feeling confused or overwhelmed, perhaps uncertain of what lies ahead or adapting to how life feels now as a mother or father?
Perhaps you are finding the experience richly rewarding and exciting but lack the time and space to talk in a relaxed, baby-friendly and informal space. Perhaps you would simply like more advice, reassurance and a chance to meet others and share stories.
The small, friendly groups range from one-off 'pre-baby prep' and 'post-baby settling sessions' around themes such as FEAR OF LABOUR, MOOD SWINGS AND HORMONE FLUCTUATIONS, SLEEP SETTLING, ATTACHMENT AND BONDING, RELATIONSHIP AND IDENTITY CHANGES. These take place in baby- friendly relaxed settings in Cardiff and Cowbridge. (baby-changing and feeding facilities available. Tea/coffee provided)
Individual & Couple Counselling
I also offer fifty minute individualised, tailor-made sessions which are focused around your needs and concerns, and address issues you may want to raise. These range from weekly arrangements to longer-term monthly sessions. Feelings may present themselves as purely parent/baby-related , or seem more generalised, even hard to define. In addition to Pregnancy and Post-natal counselling, I also offer more generic counselling to individuals and couples. Couples counselling can help partners to gain new relational perspectives and learn effective ways to communicate in order to build trust, re-connect and resolve conflict.
Issues That May Want To Be Addressed In Individual Counselling
- Bereavement and loss
- Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours
- Stress and Anger Management
- Life Transitions
- Family separation and divorce
How I Can Help
You may simply want the opportunity to 'be heard', or look at new ways to find perspective, gain self-assurance and the possibility of making new, emotionally- secure choices. I also offer home visits and everything discussed is treated in the strictest confidence. I am committed to working with expectant and new parents in providing the emotional and psychological tools to meet your needs and the needs of your baby.
Training, qualifications & experience
After completing a training in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy in London,I have been working extensively as a counsellor in private practice, in a hospice setting supporting families experiencing bereavement and terminal illness, a GP practice, an independent secondary school and more recently, alongside midwives and paediatricians in an ante-natal unit.
As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I subscribe to their code of ethics and good practice. I am also a parent and believe passionately in combining the knowledge I have gained from both my professional and family life in order to make MIND & BABY something that can work for you and your new family.
Please contact me to arrange a consultation or to discuss further areas of guidance and support. I also offer telephone support and counselling.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Please do call for a free initial telephone consultation where we can discuss further fees and arrangements.
In addition to offering Pregnancy and Post-natal counselling, I also run a private counselling practice offering more general support to individuals and couples and can help with a range of issues depending on personal need and situation. Please see above for details or contact me in confidence to see how I can help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|