The Parent Infant Centre

it can be too late
but never too early

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; we specialise in working where there are early signs of concern.

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

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 intensive family programme where a child is experiencing developmental problems, or emotional and cognitive dysregulation. These problems can include the early signs of autism.

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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.

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We believe in parents

At the Parent Infant Clinic we listen to parents' concerns, fully aware of the importance of early support.

There are also times when parents themselves can be struggling emotionally. We provide individual and group support to parents, parents-to-be and parents who have lost a child.

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Low Cost Clinic

Are you concerned about your infant? Worried about their sleeping or feeding?

Mother and upset baby

Our Low Cost Clinic offers an assessment by an experienced parent infant psychotherapist and referral to a senior trainee who will work with under close supervision.

The Clinic works with parents and infants up to the age of five.

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New from the Centre

Support Groups for Fathers

Starting soon

The Parent Infant Clinic will soon be starting two support groups for fathers: one for fathers-to-be and the other for fathers of children under 2. 

These will be opportunities to gain further understanding of child development and parenting, and a place to share experiences or concerns of becoming a father.

The groups will run for a total of 8 sessions and will be facilitated by an experienced therapist.

The fee for each session will be £20. Sessions will run at the same time each week.

All fathers-to-be and fathers with children under 2 of age are welcome.

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Families: Complex beginnings

June 22nd 2019

Young mother and child

The School of Infant Mental Health is pleased to present four workshops by clinicians and experts, who will explore ways in which children can be born into complex beginnings.

Topics:
Working with same-gender parents
Working with parents undertaking IVF
Supporting parents through the loss of a child
Children of parents with mental health difficulties

Venue: Langorf Hotel, 20 Frognal, London NW3 6AG
Time: 11.30am to 4pm
Cost: £95, concessions apply to students and NHS staff members. Full-time SIMH trainees do not pay.
CPD: Credits available

For more information

Families: Complex beginnings

June 22nd 2019

The School of Infant Mental Health is pleased to present four workshops by clinicians and experts, who will explore ways in which children can be born into complex beginnings.

Topics:
Working with same-gender parents
Working with parents undertaking IVF
Supporting parents through the loss of a child
Children of parents with mental health difficulties

Venue: Langorf Hotel, 20 Frognal, London NW3 6AG
Time: 11.30am to 4pm
Cost: £95, concessions apply to students and NHS staff members. Full-time SIMH trainees do not pay.
CPD: Credits available

For more information

From the School

Train as a Parent Infant Psychotherapist

The School of Infant Mental Health offers a nationally-recognised professional training in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

This is a fascinating and rewarding field of work, where early interventions help to promote the healthy development of the child. Our graduates work in private practice and a variety of early years settings. 

This is the only training in this modality that can lead to registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Apply now for the next intake in September 2019.

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