About The Clinic
The Parent Infant Clinic was established in 1990 and is staffed by psychologists, psychotherapists and other professionals who specialise in the mental health of infants, children and adolescents.
We are experienced at working with children with special needs, including autistic behaviours, Aspergers, ADHD, learning difficulties, challenging behaviours and other developmental conditions.
We work with a wide range of problems including difficulties in feeding, sleeping, bonding and separation in infancy. With older children and teenagers we can help with problems such as anxiety, depression and school phobias.
Together we can help support parents to recognise their child's individual challenges and strengths, and work individually with the child to resolve their difficulties and develop to their full potential.
Our approach has been distilled from over 35 years of clinical work, studying and observing which methods work best in helping infants, children and adolescents resolve their difficulties and reach their full potential. To understand the child we look at the whole person, as an individual and as a member of a family.
One key to our success is our psychodynamic approach based on psychoanalysis and neuroscience, which seeks to understand the unconscious processes that underlie an individual's conscious thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
A wide range of interventions and treatments are tailor made 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 and family psychotherapy.
Child Behaviour Specialist in North London
We provide a range of specialist services for children, young people and families, seeing them at the Parent Infant Centre in London and in Majorca, in schools and other settings, nationally and internationally.
Problems with baby's feeding or sleep; worried about bonding?
The Parent Infant Clinic helps where there are concerns about the early development of a baby or toddler.
This may include difficulties with feeding and sleeping, or concerns about the parent-infant bond.
Concerned about an older child or teenager?
We provide assessments, psychotherapy and mental health services to children, adolescents and families.
We work with a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression and school phobias.
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.
A story from real life
"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".