The Parent Infant Centre

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Sleep Clinic

Child psychologist and psychotherapist, Dr Stella Acquarone, is pleased to announce a Sleep Clinic for parents of sleepless babies/toddlers. This is a unique opportunity to work with a pioneer in parent infant relationships at a special low-cost rate.

This course of three one-hour sessions will be held over three successive Wednesdays in September. 

Sep 13th, 20th and 27th 2017
27 Frognal, London NW3 6AR
10.30-11.30am

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New from the Centre

Do join us for our next short course or for our Open Evening.

Prematurity

June 17th

Premature baby

One in 13 babies are born prematurely in the UK, that is, before the 37th week of pregnancy. Many of these babies will experience very few problems, but the greater the prematurity, the more the likelihood of difficulties. In some cases they will need the specialist support of a neonatal unit.

Do join us for a seminar that will look at the latest findings concerning the prevalence and long term outcomes of premature birth. We shall also consider the support needed by the infant in the neonatal period and the experience of the parent.

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Open Evening

July 5th

Adult playing with child

Come along to our Open Evening to hear more about our 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. Our graduates are eligible to be registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

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Open Evening

July 5th

Adult playing with child

Come along to our Open Evening to hear more about our 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. Our graduates are eligible to be registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

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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 Diploma course which starts in Autumn 2017, as well as one-year certificate courses in Infant Development and in Psychoanalysis.

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The early signs of autism

There is growing evidence that early interventions may make a big difference for a young child who shows the early signs of autism. But how do you recognise those early signs?

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