Brighton Parent Infant Psychological Therapy

What to Expect

Sessions at BrightPIP

Therapy takes the form of regular sessions with a parent infant clinician.  The sessions are normally held at the Brighton Consulting Rooms.  The sessions are for both mothers and fathers if both are involved in the baby’s care, and the baby is always present.

Sessions last up to an 1 hour, although the first session is sometimes longer.  We will think about the feelings you each have, try to understand what your baby is communicating and explore ways of responding. Together we will review your progress at various intervals throughout the therapy.  It often takes time to build a trusting relationship and to talk freely about the powerful feelings that becoming a parent can create.

You and your child need and deserve to have a strong healthy bond.  If you have concerns then call 01273 252747 to book an initial consultation.


Therapeutic Approaches

Parent Infant Psychotherapy gives special attention to your parent-baby relationship.  Your parent infant clinician may also suggest using other forms of support such as Integrative Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement De-sensitization and Re-processing (EMDR) Mindfulness and Video Interaction Guidance (VIG).

We also offer the following group sessions: Mellow Bumps, Mellow Babies, Mellow Parenting and Mindfulness for parents and babies.

All the information you provide will be treated in utmost confidence.  However, your therapist will need to communicate with other health professionals in order to provide joined up care and to make sure you are given the most appropriate treatment.

BrightPIP is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.  We hope that cost will never be a barrier to parents accessing the valuable service we offer.  Fees are on a sliding scale based on household income.