I have been working with parents and families for 23 years. I believe as parents we all have a right to an emotionally healthy and fulfilled family life. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. No child is born with an instruction manual and no parent is exempt from challenging children at some stage of their lives.
I started working with parents and families in 1995 for an Oxford based charity, ‘The Family Nurturing Network’, delivering the Carolyn Webster-Stratton and Steven Bavolak’s Parenting Programmes in schools and family centres. I then went on to work for ‘Parentline Plus’, a national charity, running small group workshops and working one-to-one with parents.
Since then, I have been working freelance in Oxfordshire originally with the support of the Oxfordshire Parenting Development Team (OPDT). With the OPDT I was part of a team to train other professionals using an accredited programme to run parent groups and to work individually with parents in the county.
I have a particular interest in working with families who have children on the Autistic Spectrum and children with ADHD. I have also worked on a one-to-one basis with families who are being supported by Cafcass ( Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service).
Evidence based Parenting Programmes I am trained to deliver:
The Incredible Years Parenting Programme – Carolyn Webster Stratton
Family Links – The Parenting Puzzle
Family Lives - formally Parentline Plus
Take Three Programme – Parent Talk
Transition Workshops for parents of children moving from primary to secondary school.
Qualified to Train:
TIPS trainer – training practitioners to run parenting groups.
Family Links, The Parenting Puzzle – parenting programme for primary school aged children.
Adults learning 7307 stage 1 Adult Teaching Certificate
Member of Parenting UK.
I am a trustee of the Oxfordshire Parenting Forum and member of their Quality Task Group.