Perinatal Counselling and Therapy

Looking for support with perinatal mental health?

Parents Flourish@Mind Mosaic Counselling and Therapy

Parenthood – It can be the best of times and the worst of times. According to the UK Government between 10-20% of Women and 5% of Men will develop Peri-natal Mental Health Problems within the first year of their Baby’s birth. Mind Mosaic can help support parents through the challenges of pregnancy, giving birth and the first two years of parenthood. We offer one 2 one Counselling and Support Groups

perinatal counselling at MindMosaic

Mums Flourish @MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy

We offer the following support ….

  • Peri-natal and Post-natal Counselling – This may be particularly useful for Mums if you are experiencing feelings of:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Isolation and overwhelm
  • Dissociation through unprocessed birth trauma
  • Disconnection from yourself, your partner and your baby
  • We also offer Mums support groups

new mums perinatal counselling at MindMosaic

Dads Flourish @MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy

We offer the following support ….

  • Peri-natal and Post-natal Counselling – This may be particularly useful for Dads if you are experiencing feelings of:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Hopelessness and overwhelm
  • Dissociation through witnessing a traumatic birth.
  • Disconnection from yourself, your partner and your baby
  • We will also offer a Dads support group.

fathers perinatal counselling at MindMosaic

How do the Perinatal Support groups work?

At Mind Mosaic we provide support groups that offer a safe nurturing space for parents to become better informed as to why they may feel the way they do and gain resources to help them self-manage their thoughts and feelings. The support groups can also provide a useful stop-gap or alternative for parents awaiting counselling. The support groups also provide a valuable opportunity to meet other Mums and Dads. What some of the support group attendees have said …….

  • ‘Helped me feel less alone in my struggles’
  • ‘Calm friendly welcome’
  • ‘Everyone was so friendly and open’.
  • ‘I learnt a lot, it was amazing, a great experience’.
  • ‘It was easy for us to bond together’.
  • For more info on our Mums Flourish Groups (please contact us).
  • For more info on our Dads Flourish Groups (please contact us).

 

perinatal counselling at MindMosaic

Some Useful Perinatal and Post-natal Resources

Remember, you can self refer for Counselling and/or our Support Groups (contact us). In the meantime, you may find some of these website links useful:

  • Home-start – Provides support for families with young children
  • PANDAS Dads – offers information for Dads experiencing Post-Natal Depression.
  • The Birth Trauma Association – offers support to this who may have experienced or witnessed a traumatic birth.
  • PinkParents – offers support to gay and lesbian parents
  • Sands – offers information and support for anyone affected by the death of a baby.
  • Nhs.uk/start4life – offers information on pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting
  • Miscarriage.org.uk – offers information for anyone who may have been affected by miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
  • Maternalocd.org – offers information for anyone who is affected by maternal OCD

family perinatal counselling at MindMosaic

Counselling and Perinatal Mental Health

Our perinatal services are available to women, men and their families who are affected by perinatal mental health issues. Although this is often called postnatal depression, it can be experienced as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, difficulties coping day to day or getting out and about. Our services are available throughout pregnancy and until your child is 2 years old.

​You can refer yourself to MindMosaic or sometimes you may be referred by a health professional, such as your GP or Health Visitor. Once we receive your referral we will telephone you to arrange an initial meeting, these meetings take place at our office in Union Street or we can arrange to telephone you. If counselling seems to be the right option for you we will arrange an appointment for you with one of our counsellors. All of our counsellors and therapists are trained to postgraduate level or are on a postgraduate training course and are members of a professional counselling organisation, the counsellors who work in the perinatal service also have specialist training in this area and offer a safe, non-judgmental service.

A counselling session lasts for 50 minutes and you will see the same counsellor each week.

We provide Counselling and Perinatal Mental Health support