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DR KATHRYN HOLLINS

Consultant Parent, Child and Family Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist MBChB MRC Psych MSc (Anthropology)

WELCOME!

My aim is to share with you all I have learned about creating happy and healthy relationships with your children, partner and extended family, whilst respecting your own needs too.

Each stage of family life raises new questions, opportunities and challenges. Being pregnant for the first time, having your first 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 year old and so on- family life is ever changing.

Our own upbringing profoundly influences how we mother or father our own children. Reflecting on the kind of mother or father we aspire to be, and what we actually do, enables us to actively choose to make changes when needed. 

I have recorded podcasts to share from the Parent Hood series, which you will find here on this site.  

My blog shares ideas on parenthood, through my training and experience as doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, anthropologist and mother, over the past 25 years.

Do come and take part in my parenthood journey workshops or the Circle of Security Parenting Programme if you can-

I look forward to meeting you.

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PARENTHOOD WORKSHOPS

 

"It takes a village to raise a child"

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT WORKSHOPS

Empowering you by increasing your understanding of parenthood,

 family relationships and yourself, in the company of other mums and dads


I am here to enable you to learn why you feel, act and think the way you do about your family and your parenting, and to give you the opportunity to create more health and happiness for you and your family, in the company of peers.

You are welcome to come regularly every month, or decide on the day. You may need to talk or ask questions, you may want to listen, you are welcome to come and simply be yourself, there is no right way of taking part. Come and enjoy finding support in a peer group of other mums and mums-to-be who are wanting to find out more about mothering.

In the groups we will also reflect on the five circles we live in: home life, support networks, childcare and education, career and finance and wider world. 


Becoming a mother or father is a profound change, and can strengthen, energise or unsettle all your relationships at the same time as you are beginning the intensity of mother-child and father-child relationships. Mothering triggers memories in body, mind, soul and spirit of our own experiences of being parented. And so does fatherhood.

 
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PREGNANCY JOURNEY WORKSHOPS

I am offering a monthly Friday drop-in group for pregnant women. The first three dates are Friday 4th October, 8th November, 6th December (2.30-4pm).

The aim is to accompany you with whatever stage of pregnancy you are at, by sharing the emotional and developmental experiences for you and your unborn baby. You are welcome to come regularly every month, or simply come when you feel it would be supportive to meet and share with myself and other mums-to-be. You are welcome to come and be yourself- you may need to talk or ask questions, you may want to listen and feel part of a group.

The location is The Groves Medical Centre, Clarence Ave in New Malden.

MUMS AND BABIES JOURNEY WORKSHOPS

I am offering a monthly Friday drop-in group for mums and babies (0-9 months). The first three dates are 11th October, 15th November, 13th December 2019 (2.30-4pm).

Becoming a mum is a profound change and an emotional rollercoaster for everyone. Come and share the emotional experiences and learn about what supports mother-baby relationships and infant development. This group is for mums AND babies!

The location is The Groves Medical Centre in New Malden, where you will be made very welcome.

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MOTHERHOOD JOURNEY WORKSHOPS

I am offering a monthly Friday drop-in group for mums of young children (Around 9 months-5 years old). The first three dates are 18th October, 22nd November, 20th December 2019 (2.30-4pm).

Come along with questions or worries about being a mum or how to understand your child's emotional needs and developmental stage. You are welcome to talk or listen, and simply be yourself, there is no right way of taking part. Enjoy finding support in a peer group of other mums who are wanting to find out more about mothering.

The location is The Groves Medical Centre in New Malden, where you will be made very welcome.

CIRCLE OF SECURITY PARENTING PROGRAMME

I am facilitating an eight-week course for mums and dads of babies and children (from birth to end of primary school age).

This programme is starting on November 8th 2019. It will take place on Fridays from 5-6.30pm, exact dates are all on the booking page.

Circle of Security is a fantastic way of learning about how to meet the emotional needs of your children. This programme takes key themes, which we explore together, using dvd clips, reflection and discussion.

The location is The Groves Medical Centre in New Malden, where you will be made very welcome.

 
 

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