The Parent Infant Centre

it can be too late
but never too early

The Parent Infant Clinic

 

The Parent Infant Clinic was established in 1990 and is staffed by psychotherapists and other professionals who specialise in the mental health of  infants, children and adolescents.

The clinic works with a wide range of problems. Problems in infancy can include difficulties in feeding and sleeping, bonding and separation. With older children and teenagers we can help with problems such as anxiety, depression and school phobias.

A wide range of interventions and treatments are available to meet the specific needs of each child. These include child and adolescent psychotherapy, play therapy, speech and language therapy, art and music therapy, parent infant therapy and family therapy.

We are experienced at working with children with special needs, including autistic behaviours, Aspergers, ADHD, learning disabilities and other conditions. We can help parents to recognise their child's individual challenges and strengths, and to help their child to develop to their full potential.


Problems with baby's feeding or sleep; worried about bonding?

Parent infant psychotherapy

The Parent Infant Clinic helps where there are concerns about the early development of an infant or toddler. This may include difficulties with feeding and sleeping, or problems with the parent-infant bond.

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Concerned about an older child or teenager?

Child psychotherapy

We provide assessments, psychotherapy and mental health services to children, adolescents and families.

The service works with a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression and school phobias.

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Re:Start

Re:Start is an intensive family programme that helps where  a young child shows developmental problems or emotional and cognitive dysregulation. 

Re:Start helps parents and infants to build upon their strengths and to find new ways to relate to one another.

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A story from real life

Adam's mother:

"For us the overwhelming lesson was that we have, even in a newborn baby, a personality. A person who experiences fear and happiness in their own unique way and responds to our fears. When we don't take time to look for the tiny signs they send us to understand their feelings and respect them, they can become overwhelmed by the world around them, even though it is perfectly normal to us. I have learnt to let him come to me, for him to build up a relationship with us based on his sense of security. He gets more and more confident in including us each day. Every time he holds my gaze it's like Christmas and that wouldn't have happened before the Parent Infant Clinic."

Our approach

The work of the Clinic is based upon over 35 years' experience of helping infants, children and adolescents. With our help many young people have found ways to resolve their difficulties and to develop to their full potential.

One key to that success is our psychodynamic approach, which seeks to understand the unconscious processes that underlie an individual's conscious thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Our work also incorporates insights from a range of other approaches. To understand the child we look at the whole person, as an individual and as a member of a family.

Our approach has been distilled from over 35 years of clinical work, studying and observing which methods work best. This creative approach enables us to respond to a wide range of needs and problems. Each treatment is a creative journey of discovery for the child and their family.

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