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Parent Support

We know positive relationships are vital to the wellbeing of children. Attachment research shows that a positive, secure relationship with a parent or carer provides the support base from which a child can thrive. Parents and carers are so important!

We offer courses for parents and carers that aim to:

  • Empower parents and carers to strengthen their relationship with their child

  • Give parents and carers knowledge about the latest research on how best to connect with their children

  • Provide strategies to help form better connections and manage difficult behaviours 

  • Improve parents’ and carers’ confidence and self-esteem

  • Help you to enjoy family life again!

The parenting courses we offer are:

  • Parent-Child Attachment Play

  • One-to-one Parent Support using the Nurturing programme

  • Baby bonding

Find details of courses below.

For more information, or to express your interest get in contact via our website or email:

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What is Parent-Child Attachment Play (PCAP)?

PCAP is an enjoyable and proven programme where a therapist works with the parent/carer to strengthen the parent/carer – child relationship. PCAP works on the belief that parents/ carers are the expert on their child and can be the ‘change agent’ in their own family. This course is designed to empower parents to develop a happier, more united family home!

The PCAP practitioner works with the parent to encourage playfulness and teach skills to empower the parent to build a more secure relationship with their child.  It is a gentle play-based approach which provides parents with the skills to improve family relationships.  

PCAP is typically offered as a 10-week course consisting of weekly 1:1 sessions with the therapist and the parent/ carer. 

The programme can also be offered as an addition following a course of play therapy for the child as a way of cementing the therapeutic process of the child into family life. 

There will also be group sessions available. Please enquire directly if interested. 

How does it work?

One-to-one parent support using the Nurturing Programme

The nurturing programme is a tried and tested 10 week programme that seeks to empower parents in building positive relationships with their children, encouraging helpful behaviour, developing resilience, empathy and self-esteem in themselves and their children. 

 There are four key areas that will be explored during the process in order to develop the skills, emotional well-being, understanding and confidence.  These are:  self awareness/understanding,  appropriate expectation, empathy  and positive discipline which are the foundation of the programme.

We have two therapists who have been trained through Family Links to deliver the nurturing programme on a one-to-one basis.  This makes it more specific to the needs of each family and can be  shortened as appropriate.

The facilitator  will meet with the parent/s to discuss the difficulties, and what they would like to achieve from the work.  This will either involve the complete 10 session programme or tailored to the family’s needs.

Shorter sessions can be done bi-weekly  for parents to have more practice between sessions.

Please enquire directly if interested. 

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