Parental Support – Counselling for Parents

Mondays & Tuesdays – Appointments with our Psychotherapist/Counsellor Sarah Cavaliere & Monika McIntosh

Sarah Cavaliere

Being a parent can be difficult and overwhelming. You may be struggling with a toddler’s tantrums, a challenging teenager who is experimenting in risk-taking behaviour or anxious about your child’s wellbeing at home or school. As an adult, some of this difficulty can arise from our own experience of being parented and our childhood history.

Relationship difficulties with your partner may result in separation or divorce and this is another area where Sarah can support you and your family through emotional distress.

Through non-judgemental, confidential counselling sessions Sarah supports you in unpicking these issues and exploring how they impact on your ability to parent with more confidence. This will improve both your own emotional wellbeing and your relationships with those around you.

Sarah is a registered member of the BACP (MBACP 654000) and works according to the BACP Ethical Guidelines.

Sarah has six years post-qualified experience counselling parents and children.

Her fee is £50 per session.

To arrange an initial assessment meeting, please call 07721 591 636 or email You can also contact Sarah via Bellenden Therapies, 147a Bellenden Road, SE15 4DH, 020 7732 1417,

Monika McIntosh

Monika McIntosh offers psychotherapy, counselling and parenting advice. Her style is integrative and she works with a wide range of issues which you might come across in your personal, family and work life. When you find yourself “stuck”, unsure about your life direction, unhappy about relationships with people around you or worried about your children, Monika can offer a confidential therapeutic support that will help you to make sense of your emotional and relational experiences.

With more than 10 years’ experience working with children and adults, Monika integrates a variety of tools in her practice such as psychodynamic, humanistic, systemic and cognitive behaviour therapy. She often uses creative mediums such as arts, sandtray and play which many find beneficial to her style of therapy.

A member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapists), Monika has completed 5 years training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and will complete her Masters in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling this Winter.
She currently only accepts adult clients for therapy and parenting consultations.

Initial telephone consultation: Free

First session (with no commitment to continue further counselling/psychotherapy): £30

50 minutes counselling/psychotherapy/parenting consultation session: £50

Spaces available for reduced fee paying clients (student or on low income).

Email Monika at or call on 07854010056.  For more information visit her Facebook Page