Parent Coaching - helping parents deal with every day life and children's problems
After many years working within both the health and education sectors, The Family Psychologist's lead clinical psychologist, Dr Rachel Johnson, set out to offer a wide range of services to support the behavioural, emotional and social development of children, from birth through to sixth form and the workplace.
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in Early Years, Children and Family work, as well as in the assessment of specific learning difficulties and dyslexia, Dr Johnson and her team provide a varied range of services to meet the needs of the families and professionals who approach them for support. These include:
- Educational assessment & Dyslexia testing (for adults | children) in your own home, classroom or workplace
- Indepth Cognitive profiling, reporting, and guidance
- Behavioural & Emotional intervention for difficulties at home or in the classroom
- Early Years work, with parents of infants & pre-schoolers for concerns around sleeping, feeding, potty training or separation anxiety
- "Incredible Years" Positive Parenting groups - helping parents build happy families and bright futures
- Medical-legal (medico-legal) and Family Court assessments and reports
- Locked all day in their room – or out partying all night?
- Cut off from their friends – or no friends at all?
- Mixing with the wrong crowd?
- School or college work falling off?
- Disappearing for long periods – and refusing to explain?
- Won’t talk to you – and refuses to listen as well?
If questions like these are causing you concern, call me for a no-obligation chat in total confidence.
With years of experience as a mentor, mediator and coach for some of London’s most troubled young people, I have helped hundreds of teenagers to turn their lives around – and their families to rediscover the laughter and unity they once had.
I have five years experience at the Maudsley Hospital working with children and young people. I'm a qualified adviser with NYAS ( National Youth Advocacy Service), Experienced Childline Counsellor and are CRB checked to the highest level.
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Emerald Parent Coaching
One ordinary day, seemingly just like any other you become a parent. And you spend the next few years wondering what on earth has hit you. You would like a reliable source of advice to turn to, to help you with the most important yet demanding role of your life?
So how do you learn to deal with amongst others -
Parent coaching at Emerald is offered on the telephone, face to face and in group workshops. So if you would like to be a more confident parent, understand that you are the expert on your children and learn to trust your own judgement contact Emerald Parent Coaching and..
become the parent you were always meant to be ...
I have knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with a variety of additional needs, in particular Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Dyslexia, attachment and Dyspraxia. I am trained to offer cognitive behaviour therapy and am qualified as a life coach. I can offer support to you to minimise the impact of separation and divorce on your children. I am available to work with children and young people or to provide help and support to parents through consultation.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society, The Association of Educational Psychologists and am HPC registered.
To book an assessment or a consultation please contact me.
The Parent Support Service also provides psychological therapy for children and adolescents, using brief, evidence based techniques to address emotional concerns such as: anxiety; fears & phobias; depression; low self-esteem; obsessive thoughts & compulsive behaviours and post-traumatic stress. Assessment for social communication difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder is also available.
Between 73% and 84% receiving play therapy to Play Therapy UK’s standards show a positive change – the more severe the problems the higher the change. (Based on over 10,000 cases).
Because play therapy works through unconscious processes, it is important that practitioners are fully qualified and meet the highest standards of practice. Play Therapy is now regulated through the Professional Standards Authority’s Accredited Voluntary Register scheme. The PTUK Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists warrants the quality and effectiveness of its Registrants. Using unregistered therapists can be dangerous.
Play therapy improves a child’s ability to learn and reduces the chance of adult mental health problems.
I have a certificate in counselling children and adolescents and offer a wide range of play and creative materials and methods for children to use as they explore any troubles they may have in a safe, private and friendly place.
I work in a practical and professional way with, eg, traumatic experiences, wetting and soiling, bereavement, bullying, family relationship struggles, difficulties at school, shyness and anger and can also suggest strategies to help handle things in a clearer way.
Parents/guardians are welcome to come and meet me first for an informal, confidential discussion.
There is disabled access.
- Educational / Psychological Assessment
- Therapeutic support to children and teenagers
- Parenting support
- Consultation to schools
We can help with a range of emotional, behavioural, social and learning issues that may be contributing to a child or teenager feeling unhappy, lacking in confidence or feeling out of control. Following psychological assessment, the child psychologist works with parents so that individual treatment plans can be developed to support them and their families in understanding and addressing their difficulties while at the same time acknowledging and nurturing their relative strengths, in order to help them to reach their potential.
Please see our website for parenting tips and more information about who we are, how we can help and what we offer.
You are also welcome to call us for a free telephone consultation to see how we can help prior to booking an appointment.
To contact Leanne Cowan directly please phone 07929 972291