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Parenting difficulties

We provide a range of support to parents and carers who would like some advice, guidance or help with their children.

What are parenting difficulties?

Parenting difficulties can be anything which means that parents or carers would like input into helping them with their children. Parenting difficulties are personal to each family, but may include:

Parenting difficulties have a range of causes and our team are able to support many difficulties facing parents. Prior to providing input, we would have an initial discussion.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

How do we assess around parenting difficulties?

Parenting difficulties can include many types of need, so an assessment would be different for each family we work with. It is likely that a combination of observations, clinical interviews, developmental histories and questionnaires will be used to identify specific areas of need or difficulty.

What happens after an assessment around parenting difficulties?

Following an assessment around parenting difficulties we would recommend input which may be an intervention, consultation, training or specific assessments for your child or children. We would aim to put a plan in place to support both parents and children. It may be the case that we signpost you to alternative support.

What specialist input do we offer for parenting difficulties?

The support we provide for parenting difficulties will vary according to specific circumstances. The input we provide can include:

Following an initial discussion or assessment, our specialists will make recommendations to support needs.

Arrange an Initial Discussion

Arrange an Initial Discussion to find out how we can help. The initial discussion lasts 1-1.5 hours, comes with a written recommendation summary and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.



Parenting difficulties can occur for many different reasons, and our bespoke and holistic approach aims to identify your specific needs and those of your child to provide the right input. The HSR Psychology team includes psychologists and psychotherapists with lots of experience to support a broad range of needs. To find out more or to arrange an initial discussion, please contact us.

What makes us different

Access to a named psychologist

Focus on mental health and wellbeing

Joined-up approach

Bespoke services to meet needs

Multidisciplinary team

Holistic approach

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Flexible, consistent, and competitively priced

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Make a referral

To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Contact us

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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