Azalea CounsellingCounselling in Eastleigh near Winchester
with Vicky Mould

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Counselling can help you deal with stress and challenges in pregnancy

Having a baby is a significant life change, and stress and mental health issues can occur during pregnancy, despite any positive feelings about becoming a parent again or for the first time.

My pregnancy counselling service is for couples and individuals, and I am here to support you as best I can. Perhaps you could benefit from a safe, trusting and non-judgemental environment where you can connect with your coping abilities or make choices and changes that feel right for you.

Pregnancy involves physical, hormonal and lifestyle changes - which can be challenging, yet there are other challenges too, and I can support you with any of the following:

  • Bereavement, loss and grief
  • Pregnancy following miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or sudden infant death
  • Concerns about or the effects of perinatal depression or anxiety
  • Past traumas that have resurfaced during pregnancy, such as sexual trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Unplanned pregnancy.

  • Counselling can help you cope with parenthood

    Being a parent can bring a real sense of purpose to your life, feel amazing and fun, yet it can be challenging for both parents and as a single parent.

    You may be considering parenting counselling because you feel an ongoing sense of stress, unable to cope with family life or lack confidence in your parenting abilities. I can support you with this, and if you're struggling with any of the following:

  • Bereavement, loss and grief
  • Caring for a child or adult with a life-limiting or terminal illness
  • The effects of postnatal depression or anxiety or other mental health issues
  • Re-establishing family life after domestic abuse or concerns about teen dating abuse
  • Parenting with a disability
  • Parenting a child suspected of or diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attending to the relationship with your partner
  • Parenting together (or being on the 'same page' when it comes to raising your child)
  • Divorce, separation or relationship breakup.

    I trust that you can move forward in the way that you want to when you're provided with the support and freedom to do so.

    I will work to provide a safe, trusting and non-judgemental environment, where you can acknowledge and express your thoughts and feelings, and develop awareness, confidence and self-esteem.

    Understanding your approach to parenting
    While your own childhood experiences can guide you as a parent, these experiences may be distressing for you or prevent you from being the parent you want to be. You may find yourself acting in ways you don't like - despite your efforts, find it difficult to show love or perhaps nurture your child's development and self-esteem.

    My goal is to help you be the best parent that you can be, and to support this process, I offer a safe space where you can:

  • Reflect upon or work through your own childhood experiences
  • Explore and make sense of your parenting style and strategies
  • Let go of the strategies that don't work for you and develop the ones that do
  • Build confidence in coping with family life
  • Feel more confident in coping with any future life difficulties.

    We can work together at a pace that feels comfortable for you and for as long as you need.

    "With dedication and commitment to being the best parent you can be, you can maintain a positive relationship with your child while still establishing your authority in a healthy manner" - Amy Morin.

  • You can contact me to book an introductory session or to ask any questions you may have

    I have a comfortable therapy room at Wessex House in Eastleigh, or can provide online counselling through VSee or Zoom.

    If you feel that counselling with me might benefit you, please get in touch to arrange an introductory session. I'm also happy to answer any questions you may have. You can call 07729 193629 or submit the contact form on this website.

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