Becoming a parent can be one of life's biggest challenges as well as one of life's greatest rewards. Parent-infant psychotherapy can support parents and their infant through difficulties with:
growth and development
Parents who have experienced traumatic birth, bereavement, miscarriage, anxiety and depression may also benefit from parent-infant psychotherapy.
Parent-infant psychotherapy is particularly helpful for mothers with post-natal depression (and pregnant mothers with depression) as it provides confidential emotional support and an opportunity to process thoughts and feelings that may be impacting on the developing mother-infant relationship.
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Benefits of Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
According to the Association of Infant Mental Health UK, 'research has shown that support for parents during their baby's first year can significantly increase the proportion of babies who form secure relationships with their parents, and this has lasting benefits for their subsequent development. A good beginning for young families is a protective factor in coping with life's inevitable stresses. Early intervention when there are difficulties can often prevent the development of mental health problems in later years.'