The Parent Infant Centre

it can be too late
but never too early

Welcome to our redesigned website*

The Parent Infant Centre

Our North London Centre includes the Parent Infant Clinic and the School of Infant Mental Health.

The Clinic provides psychotherapy for children from their earliest months through to adolescence, including a special programme for the early signs of autism.

The School delivers training in infant mental health, including a UKCP-recognised professional training in parent infant psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

*Our website has been redesigned to be easier to read on mobiles and tablets.

Parent Infant Clinic

Where parents bring their concerns

We are a private clinic based in London, which offers parent-infant, child, adolescent and family psychotherapy.

Our services include a specialist programme for children who show the early signs of autism.

For more information

School of Infant Mental Health

Gain a skill or UKCP registration

Our London-based School delivers a UKCP-accredited training in parent infant psychoanalytic psychotherapy, plus a range of certificate and weekend courses. 

 Our training is available elsewhere in the UK or overseas via distance learning.

For more information

Our help for parents

Parents know when their child is not developing as expected...There may be very clear signs such as poor sleep, refusal to eat, or clinginess. Or there may be more subtle concerns, such as a difficulty in soothing or bonding with your child.

At the Parent Infant Clinic we listen to parents' worries. Responding as soon as possible will help the child to reach its full potential.

New books from the Centre

Published by Karnac and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Changing destinies

The Re-Start Infant Family Programme for Early Autistic Behaviours

This book describes the pioneering work of Dr Stella Acquarone in helping young children with early autistic behaviours and their families. 

Read more

Surviving the early years

The Importance of Early Intervention with Babies at Risk

Some babies are born into difficult circumstances: into troubled families, into wartorn countries or in prison. This book brings us face-to-face with the wonderful capacities of the newborn and parents to survive and to grow together.

Read more

Surviving the early years

The Importance of Early Intervention with Babies at Risk

Some babies are born into difficult circumstances: into troubled families, into wartorn countries or in prison. This book brings us face-to-face with the wonderful capacities of the newborn and parents to survive and to grow together.

Read more

Train with us

Train in London or online

The School of Infant Mental Health delivers a range of courses, including our Diploma in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a unique, UKCP-accredited training

Applications are now being accepted for the next intake into courses which start in late January 2017.

These courses include the Diploma in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Certificate courses in Infant Development, Psychoanalysis and Infant Observation. 

For more information

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our newsletter

The monthly Early Interventionist contains articles and useful links on infant mental health, child psychotherapy and autism.

The December edition contains items on breastfeeding and autism, fathers and a new book by Stella Acquarone.

Subscribe now

Read our blog

Autism and the brain's response to biological motion

Kristi Poppi - January 17th 2017

A recent study looked at brain responses to biological motion that may predict treatment outcome in young children with autism

child's eyes
 Read more

4