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; 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.

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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 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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Our help for parents

SIMH Low Cost Clinic

Friday mornings

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

Mother and baby

The School of Infant Mental Health (SIMH) is pleased to offer a low cost clinic for parents who are concerned about their infant.

The SIMH Clinic offers an assessment by a qualified and experienced parent infant psychotherapist, with the possibility of being referred to a senior trainee who will work with the parent and infant under close supervision.

The SIMH Clinic works with parents before the birth and with infants up to the age of five years.

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New from the Centre

Open Evening

July 4th

Come to the School's Open Evening.

The School of Infant Mental Health will be holding an Open Evening from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday July 4th.

This is an opportunity to meet with staff and to find out about the training offered by the School. Our courses include the UKCP-recognised professional training in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

The Open Evening will be held in the School's premises at 27 Frognal, London NW3 6AR.You can arrive any time after 4pm.

If possible, could you let us know in advance that you are coming, by calling the administrator on 020 7433 3112 or by emailing enquiries@infantmentalhealth.com. Alternatively, it is fine to just turn up on the day.

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Postnatal Anxiety & Depression

May 19th

Book now for this one-day seminar.

This seminar by Dr Stella Acquarone will look at the causes, assessment and treatment of these conditions.

Dr Acquarone is a leading pioneer in the field of parent infant psychotherapy. She is a practising adult, child and parent-infant psychotherapist who has worked in the NHS for over 30 years. She is the founder of the Parent Infant Centre.

This nscience seminar will be of interest to psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists.

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Postnatal Anxiety & Depression

May 19th

Book now for this one-day seminar.

This seminar by Dr Stella Acquarone will look at the causes, assessment and treatment of these conditions.

Dr Acquarone is a leading pioneer in the field of parent infant psychotherapy. She is a practising adult, child and parent-infant psychotherapist who has worked in the NHS for over 30 years. She is the founder of the Parent Infant Centre.

This nscience seminar will be of interest to psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists.

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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 September 2018.

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The Early Interventionist is published ten times a year and contains articles and useful links on infant mental health, child psychotherapy and autism.

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