At Small Steps Counselling Service, Colette will work with you providing you with a safe place to share the challenges you face – helping you to return your house into a home.

Colette specialises in working with parents who have struggling with the challenges parenting can bring.

My experience tells me that when parents are finding parenting challenging they are left with a sense of isolation.  Parents tell me they have felt alone, fearful (for both themselves and their child) and frequently, not believed.  Home turns into a place that is not a happy place to be.  You get invited to meetings with a range of professionals who get to make decisions about you and your child   This in turn increases a parent’s anxiety and stress levels leading to a lack in confidence and ability.

Colette has extensive experience in working with parents and a good understanding of the various professionals who may be involved with your family.

Working together, she can provide you with a space to share your worries in a safe environment; she will give you the opportunity to discuss your options and if required, provide strategies.  As a parent, you will begin to feel stronger, feel more able to cope with home life – and those challenges you face will seem more manageable.

Whilst many of the professionals involved are there for your child, Colette is there for you.

Parent Guidance Counsellor
  • Testimonial

    I didn’t think I needed a counsellor and only went because my wife insisted.  However, during our sessions, I began to see things differently and my  own self-confidence increased and my stress reduced.  I thought there would be shame in needing to see a Counsellor but I have learnt there is no shame in it, sometimes we just need someone who doesn’t know us who will listen!    

  • Testimonial

    We went to see Colette due to some problems in our marriage.  We had a combination of sessions together and individual sessions.  We only needed 6 sessions in the end.  Colette taught us how to communicate more effectively with each other and to trust to each other.

  • Testimonial

    Colette was recommended to me by a friend.  I went to see her because I was suffering with high anxiety levels.  I cried a lot in our sessions but we also laughed a lot.  I didn’t once feel judged by Colette and now feel more confident and positive about life.  I am now working full time – something I thought would never happen.  My anxiety no longer controls me – I control it.

  • Testimonial

    I went to see Colette because I was suffering from depression and was feeling suicidal.  I was often tearful during sessions with Colette but felt I could talk openly about my depression and over a period of time, began to reframe my thoughts to become more positive.  I still feel low from time to time but feel I now have the tools to manage this better.

Parent Guidance Counsellor

2&6 Therapy Rooms,

Wainbridge House,

Shepherd Road,



Call:   07712 619159      01452 898703


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