Welcome to Great Glen's Parenting Page

Great Glen Psychology is unique in offering parent workshops to help children meet their potential and to help parents deal with issues they are worried about, such as excessive levels of anxiety or anger in their children. These may have been evident since your child was very young or more recent and caused by a change in family circumstances such as separation, divorce or may be due to developmental difficulties such as autism or communication difficulties.

Great Glen offers parenting workshops, bespoke advice, training, support and consultation to individuals, groups of parents and also to organisations such as nurseries, toddler groups, schools and workplaces.


Parenting information for individuals

Attending a group parent workshop to attain your goal is effective for your child and supportive for you, and is significantly cheaper than 1:1 sessions because costs are shared!

Workshops are run when a minimum of 8 to 10 parents have registered interest. These can be groups of friends, adult family groups or can be offered when a number of separate individuals register interest.

We keep workshops deliberately small to ensure each person’s goals are met. Parent workshops are for parents only and no creche is available.

If you are interested in attending a workshop please register your interest by emailing Kate at info@greatglenpsychology.co.uk.


Summary of workshops offered:

Workshop 1:
12-Week Workshop for parents of children on the Autism Spectrum or with Language Delay: Aged 2-6 years
(Maximum 8 parents)

This intensive programme is specialised for parents of children with Autism and communication difficulties. The curriculum offers a range of strategies to encourage language acquisition and social and emotional development.

You will learn how to promote your child’s friendship skills and how to help your children reach their potential.

Workshop 2:
12-Week Workshop for parents of children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties: Aged 3-8 years or 8-12 years
(Maximum 10 parents)

These workshops (grouped by age) help parents to strengthen parent-child relationships, promote social, emotional and academic development and reduce defiance and aggressive behaviour.

You will learn how to increase your child’s social skills, improve their emotional regulation and anger management skills, decrease their aggressive behaviour and improve their levels of compliance.

Workshops for older children (8-12 years) will also focus on increasing children’s appropriate school related behaviours, reading skills and academic competence.

This programme is suitable for most parents and covers a wide variety and range of problems commonly presented by children.


Parenting Information for organisations

Training, Consultation and Staff Development:

As one of a small number of select Parenting specialists in the country Kate is able to offer professional training workshops, consultations and supervision sessions to staff and organisations offering the Incredible Years or other parenting interventions.

Kate can also provide bespoke advice, support and consultation to organisations who want to develop and implement their own menu of interventions. Focusing upon your needs and the type of parenting programmes you want to offer Kate will work with you to develop an individualised implementation plan, a staff development and skills building strategy in addition to thinking about how best to obtain and measure the relevant outcomes for your agency.

Please feel free to contact us for more information and details on services offered.


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Feedback from recent training sessions:

"Kate went above and beyond to support me with my goals. She really reassured me and made me feel confident to deliver in the future."

"Kate was fantastic at coaching us, so supportive and helpful."

"Kate you are fantastic and you do peer coaching so well."

"There were light bulb moments ... Things made sense and I thoroughly enjoyed the day and could easily have stayed well past finishing time as it was so engaging"

"Fantastic, loads of helpful tips and explanations - can't wait to try these out in my next group. Well done Kate I feel so much more confident"

"Thanks for a lovely day with lots of ideas and practical advice ..."

Feedback from Consultation and Supervision sessions:

"Kate was amazing, very helpful session, all relevant & great support/advice and ideas, great refresher and so inspiring as a parent group leader. So many amazing people and skill mix. Would benefit from more of these sessions more frequently."

"This has been a fabulous, totally invaluable day. The content of the day has been extremely relevant and delivered so well. I would like more consultation days WITH KATE. Thank you so much."

"Really valuable session. Have really felt that I have learnt a lot and also feel this will help me facilitating my group and discussions. Looking forward to the next one already."

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