Hello and welcome

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I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE HERE AND LOOKING FOR SUPPORT. I WANT TO BE ABLE GIVE YOU ALL THE SUPPORT YOU NEED. I’M WONDERING WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE. WHATEVER THE REASON I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU IN A WAY THAT FEELS SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE.

BEING A PARENT CAN BE BOTH ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL AND JOYFUL EXPERIENCES AND AT TIMES ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING. SOMETIMES YOU MAY FEEL AS THOUGH EVERYTHING IS UNFOLDING NATURALLY AND AT OTHERS IT MAY FEEL LIKE YOU AND YOUR CHILD ARE MOVING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS.

You may have promised yourself that you would never do certain things and yet you may find yourself shouting, getting angry, shaming or even smacking your child. You may then worry about the impact your response will have. The fact is, sometimes it can be really hard parenting, especially when your own experiences may have been met with varying levels of harshness or disconnection. For some parents you may worry that there may be something wrong with your baby or child when they cry, tantrum or act out by biting, hitting, or maybe when they just can’t listen or concentrate.

Sometimes even the simplest task like leaving the playground may become a huge emotional battlefield. In amongst all of this you as a parent may begin to feel overwhelmed and the idea of a getting a good night’s sleep may feel like an impossible dream.

There is so much conflicting information available to parents these days it may feel impossible to work out the best path for you and your child. Trying to decide this may become even harder especially when your lovely child starts to act out. You may be told that they are too spoilt or that your child is manipulating or controlling you. If you are here I imagine you may have read many different books. I wonder whether you may feel you have done everything according the book in terms of attachment parenting – meeting and respecting your child’s needs, parenting gently, breast feeding, baby wearing and co-sleeping. As amazing as these attachment theories are and as much as they have helped us become better parents, there is still a bit missing. With understanding comes compassion – at times it may feel that what your child is going through is huge, unfathomable and impossible to shift, however in my experience it is often so much easier than it may seem and with a little more understanding and a few tools dramatic changes can occur.

And beautifully as you learn to listen to what is happening for your child from a place of compassion and understanding so to will you be able to do this for yourself. As a result a movement begins between you and your child of ever deepening understanding, compassion and connection.

Megan Clinton

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Powerful Parenting Support

I’m a Relational Gestalt Psychotherapist, Energy Psychologist and Play therapist. I’m passionate about giving parents empathy, support and help. I bring all of my training into my sessions and workshops. I work from an Aware Parenting paradigm.

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MY GOAL IS TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH SUPPORT AS YOU NEED, CLARITY ABOUT WHAT MIGHT BE HAPPENING AND CLEAR SUGGESTIONS TO HELP
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The workshop will help you to parent without punishments or rewards.

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This course is a six week intensive to give support, understanding and help.

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WHAT HAPPY CLIENTS SAY

I can't express how lovely my session with Megan was. The space she created was so safe and I felt cherished. I felt so much unconditional support and love. I had a lightness about myself that I wasn't experiencing before our session. Megan creates a magic that everyone should get to feel.

SashaColorado

What a wonderful experience I've just had with Megan.

Her gentleness and compassion put me at ease from the very beginning. Megan has a amazing ability to really hear me and what I'm trying to work through. Her unconditional love and empathy have had an incredible impact on me and because of that I have noticed huge growth in my children.

Megan helped me work through something huge and I have seen a shift. Megan completely accepted all parts of me and the knock on effect has been incredible. I'm more able to accept others without needing to do anything. I'm more at peace with myself.. It's been incredible for me and my family. I also really appreciated Megan's thoughtfulness checking in a few weeks later. I highly recommend Megan Clinton and it's been an absolute pleasure to have had a session with her.

Thanks so much Megan.

LeanneIreland

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PARENTING SUPPORT

megan@gestalt-therapy.co.za

Cape Town, South Africa | Tel: +27 (0) 79 627 3054

 

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