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Coaching For Parents

These are professional 1:1 sessions for you, the person behind the parent, to gain support, motivation and focus for different personal challenges while also balancing your responsibilities as a parent.

This is about providing individualised, confidential and non-judgemental sessions to talk through and focus on the challenges affecting you which could include…

  • feeling overwhelmed and in need of some thinking space
  • stress management
  • working towards better life balance
  • developing effective coping strategies
  • working through parenting and family challenges
  • thinking through work challenges
  • focus for decision-making
  • focusing on what you need and what changes could be made
  • needing clarity, focus and motivation
  • focusing on you, to address the challenges and to boost wellbeing
  • being the parent you want to be

Why do I work parents?
Being a parent can be an all-consuming job with little time left to focus on you, your own wellbeing, ambitions and the balancing act that your life may well involve.

These 1:1 sessions are about focusing on your needs, while also being mindful of how they fit in with meeting the needs of your family.


The sessions…
Sessions are either 2 hours or 90-minutes long and these can take place at my teaching space in North Shields, at your home, at work, in a café or over the phone  – these are professional but informal sessions and you need to be comfortable so we can focus on you.

  • You might just need a one-off 2 hours session or you may benefit from regular 90 minute sessions.
  • These sessions are not about being told what to do and they are not counselling: they are about having the opportunity to offload, to focus on your challenges, to manage stress, to focus on what you want to achieve, to plan, to develop strategies and to be listened to. From that can come better communication, change, better balance and less stress.
  • Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available to work around your schedule.
  •  I include session notes  so you have a record of what we have talked about, along with any suggestions and strategies we have discussed.

£60: 2 hour session
£45: follow-on 90-minute sessions

With Janine Smith
A specialist working with parents since 2002


Janine Smith practitioner

I have worked with expectant and new parents since 2002 and I trained as a coach in 2016 to be able to work with parents beyond the postnatal period.

As a mother of two, I am very aware of balancing family, work and me, along with the motherload, managing stress and keeping going so I can also be the parent I want to be. The juggling means that parents can be busy and under a lot of strain to keep everything going – this is why I work with parents to provide an extra level of support.

Just get in touch to arrange your sessions…

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antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal group leader, parent coach, writer of words, mum, wife and friend I am a warm, sensitive, straight-talking, down to earth mum, wife, friend and practitioner; I am a professional listener – people often feel very comfortable opening up to me about their experiences, fears, challenges and struggles – and I also know a thing or two about pregnancy, birth, babies and supporting parents.