Parenting is possibly the most difficult thing we shall ever attempt and there is no training, no license you need to get before being let loose on your own kids and nowhere to turn to for help when things don't seem to be going well.
Given how complicated it is and that every parent has to be a bit of an amateur psychologist, it's a mystery as to why it's not more widely known that in order to help psychological problems or prevent them in the future it makes a lot of sense to get advice from an expert on various parenting stresses or problems.
It could be as a parent you need support as you tackle a particularly difficult family time. On the other hand you may have noticed a problem emerging in your children and want some assistance. Most child psychiatry or psychological issues are treated with interventions at the parenting level. This means that the focus on parenting is often neglected in systems where the resources are not there to involve parents. This explains why so many times child and family or adolescent services appear to be unable to produce effective change in children under stress.
No one wants to be told they are a bad parent or that it's down to their parenting that a problem has arisen in the family. The reality is all of us as parents can improve or would benefit from a review. We don't get to see parenting in action ourselves so it seems we are all expected to just pick it up intuitively as we go along.
Clinical Partners have a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Family Counsellors who have experience in child psychiatry and supporting parents and we will be able to offer full support and advice for you and your family
By calling our team on 0203 326 9160 you will be able to talk in confidence about your situation and we can recommend a specialist to assist you.