Clinical Therapist

Child, Adolescent, Adult & Couples Therapy
Founder of ‘ The AND Discipline Method ’
Mum, Step-Mum
Author – Published Nationally & Internationally

father talking to child
Child and Father Talking

Parent Coaching

Dr Anna’s PhD thesis focussed on the health and wellbeing of the parent/child relationship. Leading international studies paired with her own research has provided Anna with evidence-based knowledge to assist parents to form a secure foundation and utilise methods to work through family issues.  

Parenting can challenge and trigger our own earlier attachment related experiences, which in turn can cause unhelpful patterns of interactions within parent/child and parent/parent relationships. Parents often express their frustration at the ‘noise’ surrounding the variety of methods and approaches, which can cause them to feel confused and overwhelmed.

Parents provide the foundation for their child’s development and wellbeing. Evidence suggests that the first 3 years of a child’s life are pivotal. However, the next 22 years are just as important. The brain’s plasticity is malleable, which means it is never too late to make positive changes and develop stronger and healthier parent/child relationships, giving your child a solid and secure foundation to explore their world.

Once parents possess evidence-based and up-to-date information, they gain the confidence to adapt and implement these methods to suit their family environment without second guessing their choices.

Anna works with a range of issues including:

  • School refusal
  • Defiance
  • Not listening
  • Blended family issues
  • Tantrums
  • Teenage concerns
  • Sibling and step-sibling issues
  • Aggression
  • Limit setting

Contact Dr Anna to arrange a consultation.