WayMaker Parenting Support
“The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind.” Bessel Van Der Kolk
Parent from a place of connection that is unique to suit your child and family’s needs.
There is no such thing as perfect parenting! I meet so many parents who give themselves a hard time and firstly please accept yourself as a good enough parent, that’s what your child/ren need. It’s time to ditch reward charts and naughty steps and parent from a place of connection.
My aim is to invite you into a nurturing non-judgemental space to firstly pull out gold of the things that already are in place, trust me there will be lots and then to take you on a unique journey exploring your parenting, shifting your perspective, equipping parents with tools to improve their nurturing skills, taking you to a new level of parenting empowering you to be the agent of change in your family improving your families mental and emotional health.
Why WayMaker Parent Support?
I am a Filial Coach or Parent/Child Relationship Coach. Filial Play Coaching aims to help improve the relationship between parent/carer and child, coaching and mentoring parents in child-centred, non-directive play and how they can include this in their parenting activities. It gives them an opportunity to be able to play a part in supporting and developing their child’s social and emotional development and also support them with any behavioural problems that they may have.
Who is WayMaker Parenting Support suitable for?
Individual filial play coaching is suitable for parents/carers who have children from the age of 18 months old. It involves the coach and parent working together to learn key skills which they can use to help enhance the attachment that they have with their child. It is an intervention that lasts for about 14 sessions and it includes assessments that will be carried out by the coach prior to the intervention starting. During the intervention the coach and parent meet together weekly to discuss and learn about child-centred, non-directive play; there are play observations; the parent or carer will have special time together regularly for 10 minutes 5 times a week and also evaluation sessions will be completed.
Themes covered during these meetings are:
Being predictable and consistent
Setting and keeping boundaries
Focussing on and being with your child
Reflecting your child’s emotions and words
Giving choices back to your child
All the above will be implemented with the use of non-directive play.
What is the referral process?
Referrals are accepted from parents/carers, GP’s, teachers, CAMHS, social workers and other professionals.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact us.
All play therapy sessions are confidential unless the children disclose a danger to themselves or someone else. Safeguarding is a priority and any child protection issues will be dealt with immediately.
Please contact us for a copy of our Safeguarding Policy.