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TFBB Therapeutic Parenting support can help you with:
- Emotional regulation support and coaching
- Psycho-education around ages and stages, emotional regulation and attachment
- Behavioural issues with your toddler (tantrums, defiance and acting out)
- Parent overwhelm and stress
- Parenting strategies and tips
- Support with change and transitions (e.g.: new sibling, changing school/childcare/kindergarten, moving home, new partners etc.)
- Informal post/pre separation and divorce parenting support
- Co-sleeping issues
- Separation Anxiety and dependence
- Anxiety symptoms in children and parents
- Sensitive and highly empathic children
- General parenting support – every day concerns
- Grief and loss in the family
- Prevention of mental health issues developing in children later on
- Improving the parent/child bond (Attachment)
All Parenting Packages include:
1.5hrs initial assessment interview/intake
Each family will be asked to fill out a TFBB intake and assessment form prior to this interview. This will provide Paula will a comprehensive overview of the family and the problems the family is seeking help for. All information provided is confidential and will be securely stored. This information is gathered for assessment purposes so that Paula may provide you with holistic and comprehensive support, individually designed for your family’s specific needs.
Once Paula has received this and interview session will be arranged where you will have an opportunity to discuss the problems you have been having, ask Paula questions about the support provided and your hopes for the service. Paula will have an opportunity to get to know you and your family and clarify information. Paula will then give you her assessment, discuss support goals and provide some brief initial support.
One on One Whatsapp support with Paula
Depending on the package you have chosen, Paula will provided hourly individual sessions with you via Whatsapp. The times for these sessions will be set up in the Intake interview. Paula will work with you to achieve your parenting goals in these sessions. Paula will also provide emotional support and encouragement and answer any questions you may have.
Support in between phone sessions with Paula
During the support period, Paula will be available via email to answer brief questions and clarify information that may have been misunderstood in the Whatsapp sessions. Paula understands that a lot of this information is new and overwhelming and she would like to make it as easy as possible for you to make these changes and implement the new strategies being provided to you. Once you get it though, you’ll be just fine! We all struggle a bit in the beginning when learning a new technique.
Paula will provide follow up message support via Whatsapp in between phone sessions. The follow up support between sessions will be set up on an individual basis and worked out collaboratively with each family based on need. Follow up support may require voice notes or video’s to be exchanged, depending on the presenting issue
These emails will be limited to the support goals that have been set and Paula will not answer general questions outside of the agreed upon support being provided.
Resources and tool kits
Each family will receive:
- A free Emotion Book Activity package
- TFBB worksheets on each emotion and emotional regulation
- Tip sheets and written resources relevant to your family’s goals
- Recommendations for additional reading and video support if required
Assessment and recommendation report
Paula will provide each family with an assessment report which will outline her assessment of what has been going on for your child or children. Paula will also write individualised recommendations for how best to support your child. These recommendations will all be discussed throughout the support period and will serve as a reminder for you of the work done and strategies used. It will also enable you to keep these strategies consistent as you can provide these recommendations to other people caring for your child such as childcare, kindergarten or extended family (the recommendations will be separate to the assessment report for this purpose).
You will have the opportunity to provide feedback and evaluate the service. TFBB values your experience and opinion and always strives to improve and grow through collaboration and feedback. You will also have the opportunity to complain or query the service safely and this will all be explained to you in the evaluation process.
If you have found the service to be a positive experience, you can also help Paula by writing a testimonial for her website.
The Bronze Package:
- One parenting/support goal
- 1.5hrs initial assessment and intake
- 2X 1hr Whatsapp sessions with Paula one on one
- Email support (up to 4 emails)
- Resources and Tool Kits
- Assessment and Recommendations report
- Evaluation (free)
The Silver Package:
- Two parenting/support goals
- 1.5hrs initial assessment and intake
- 4X 1hr Whatsapp sessions with Paula one on one
- Email support (up to 6 emails)
- Resources and Tool Kits
- Assessment and Recommendations report
The Gold Package:
- Three parenting/support goals
- 1.5hrs initial assessment and intake
- 6X 1hr Whatsapp sessions with Paula one on one
- 1X follow up Whatsapp session one month post support period
- Email support (up to 8 emails)
- Resources and Tool Kits
- Assessment and Recommendations report
Booster of Follow up sessions:
Should more support be required or requested, families can purchase additional sessions via Whatsapp. There is no limit on the number of sessions a family can purchase but should this service not be required, Paula may talk this through with the family and offer alternative recommendations for support.
Follow up support between sessions will be provided via Whatsapp messages. The frequency and nature of the follow up support will be worked out collaboratively between Paula and each family based on need.
Please also state as a disclaimer at the end that ‘Booster sessions will not receive an assessment and recommendation report but should this be required, there will be an option to purchase an updated one.
Single or once off session for Therapeutic Parenting Support:
Paula will send you an assessment form prior to the session. This assessment form will ask you questions regarding your family history, current family situation and what you would like support with. This will give Paula a clearer understanding of your family, background and history in order to provide you with the best therapeutic service to work on your goal/ answer your question in a short period of time.
The session will be targeted towards your specific query or goal that you will identify prior to the session. Paula will keep the session focussed and give you as much support as possible in this single session.
The session will include follow up support via Whatsapp messages if needed and you will be sent relevant TFBB resources to assist you after the session.
Follow up support will be worked out collaboratively between Paula and the family and will not be ongoing
Should further support or intervention be required, Paula will give you her recommendations. This may include recommendations for support outside of TFBB services. All recommendations and suggestions are optional and it is always up to the family as to whether or not to implement them.
TFBB Individual Psychotherapeutic Support can help you with:
- Learning how to have healthy relationships with all your emotions – self regulation
- Mild to moderate Anxiety and Depression
- Working through childhood trauma – Inner Child Work
- Your journey to finding self-love and acceptance
- Finding meaning and purpose in your life
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- Struggles coping with change and transitions
- Working through confusing reactions and dynamics in relationships
- Coping with stress and overwhelm
- Struggles coping as a parent
- Support with increasing your self-esteem and confidence
- Coping with the aftermath of family violence and abuse (brief intervention, not long term support)
Individual Psychotherapeutic Counselling:
Paula is able to provide counselling/psychotherapy to individuals in a range of areas. Paula utilises a range of therapeutic frameworks but will work predominantly with the emotional system and how this relates to your cognitive (mind) and behavioural systems. Paula incorporates your history and upbringing into the therapy work and takes a holistic approach to therapy. TFBB as a whole does not believe that a problems lies in isolation to your whole being and environment and incorporating all the parts of you are important when doing healing work.
TFBB does not like to work with ‘Bandaid Solutions’ and likes to get to the heart of the matter and create long lasting healing effects. Paula will work with you to discover your core emotions and experiences and gain control back in your life.
**Paula has chosen not to work with severe/tertiary mental health issues and diagnoses but will work with mild/moderate disorders and presentations. Paula does not work with Personality Disorders, eating disorders, significant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D), neurological disorders or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D). These illnesses require most specific, clinical support. Paula can, however, work in conjunction with other Mental Health practitioners if there is a treatment plan in place and further ongoing support is needed. This will need to be discussed with Paula on an individual basis.
What to expect from TFBB individual counselling:
Please note: All sessions are conducted through Whatsapp via phone sessions. Follow up communication is done via email or Whatsapp messaging
After a brief discussion around what support you are looking for, Paula will work with you to come up with some treatment goals and you will be able to see if this is the correct service for you. This will also give you a chance to weigh up whether Paula’s style is suited to you (choosing the right therapist is important).
Paula will then assess your situation using her own assessment measures alongside some diagnostic screenings if necessary. This will enable you both to see where you are at and what steps need to be in place to achieve your short term treatment/support goals.
Once both you and Paula have a clear idea as to what you would like to get out of therapy, the work will begin. It is important to note that there are no magic pills and quick fixes. Paula is not the expert on your life and does not hold the cure so to speak. The work to be done may be challenging and take a bit of time. It continues in between sessions as you will be processing new insights and managing the emotions that come up for you. Some of this feels great! It is liberating to feel shifts and to see things in a new light. At other times it can feel almost worse for a while as your trauma is coming to the surface to be released.
Once released though, it is gone! You have processed it and it no longer has any power over you. That is why Paula works with core issues and seeks to help you to find your core emotions within your trauma and problems. It is powerful and life changing. The goal is to start you off on your healing journey and for you to develop the skills and courage to continue to do this for yourself. We all have the capacity to heal and most of us are able to do this without external support if we have the right tools. We do, however, often need a little helping hand to break through the barriers and learn HOW to heal. Once we get going though, it becomes easier and easier to work through tough times. We learn how to regulate our own emotions and gain a sense of control and inner peace. There will always be challenges and tough times but we learn how to move through them and conquer our fears. TFBB is all about building a healthy relationship with ourselves and all our emotions.
Sessions are conducted through Whatsapp via phone sessions. Follow up communication is done via email or Whatsapp messaging.
Paula will work with you for up to 120 minutes and the work will be very targeted and aimed at empowering you to continue on your healing journey without continued support.
Paula will help you to identify areas that need attention and work and will guide you into how you can go about healing these areas. Paula will provide emotional support and explore options with you collaboratively.
Should further ongoing support be required or alternative treatment, Paula will make these recommendations to you. Paula will also suggest strategies specific to you and highlight the areas of strength she has identified in you.
TFBB Intuitive/empathic Counselling support includes help with:
- Finding a sense of belonging
- Getting on track to discovering your life purpose
- Coping with symptoms of an awakening and coming into consciousness
- Managing being ‘sensitive’ and ‘emotional’
- Support for Empath’s and highly sensitive people (HSP’s)
- Support with developing your own practice of spirituality
- Managing your gifts and how to harness your personal power.
- Moving towards ‘Conscious Parenting’
- How to work through your shadows and release repressed trauma (Paula will help you work out a way and set a pace that is suited to you individually)
TFBB Single Session Intuitive/empathic Counselling for Individuals:
Sessions are conducted through Whatsapp via phone sessions. Follow up communication is done via email or Whatsapp messaging
Intuitive/empathic counselling is an additional form of counselling being offered to conscious and spiritual people looking for a practitioner that understands the importance of their spirituality and includes this in the therapeutic work.
All services have the option of being conscious and Paula welcomes open communication about your spiritual beliefs.
This form of counselling being offered is a single session that goes for up to 2 hours and works on areas of spiritual growth such as managing high empathy, sensitivities and gifts and the symptoms of an Awakening. This counselling is also on offer to people who feel different and like they don’t have a sense of belonging and don’t fit in with other people around them. Paula is open to talking about all beliefs, none are too ‘out there’ or ‘weird’. So bring your spirit guides, totems, ET’s and psychic powers into the space and gain some non-judgemental support from a qualified psychotherapist who ‘gets it!’
**Paula considers herself to be an empath and has always had a very high level of empathy. Paula uses this empathy in all the work she does with families and individuals and people are often commenting on how she seems to know just what to say or do, particularly with children. Paula has developed a strong sense of intuition and successfully uses her own emotional guidance system in her work with people at all times. Paula has and continues to develop her own spirituality in a number of ways. TFBB is all about ‘Bringing Emotions Back’ and this means building healthy relationships to all our emotions and inherently the self. This is what Paula believes spirituality to be at its essence and core – self-love, inner peace and acceptance of self and all other beings (we are all one, there is no separation fundamentally). The rest of what makes up your spirituality is entirely up to you – isn’t that a beautiful thing!
Paula aims to combine her academic and professional training and experience with her spiritual and metaphysical/spiritual development and experience to assist you with being conscious and awake in this world.
You are able to purchase as many sessions as you require and Paula will keep records of the work that has been done so that you will not have to ’start again’ each time.
The TFBB Frameworks and influential foundational theories for therapeutic service:
Paula Taylor is a fully qualified Psychotherapist (Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology and Sociology, Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology, Master’s Degree in Humanistic Psychotherapy) who has been working with families for around 5 years. Paula has focussed primarily on parenting in her roles and has completed extensive professional development training in a number of areas.
Paula has a Person-Centred therapy framework fundamentally which works with Carl Rogers’ core beliefs of ‘empathy, unconditional positive regard and a non-judgemental approach’ in therapy. This framework works with the belief that all people are fundamentally striving towards the best version of themselves and are inherently good at their core. No situation is hopeless and all people have the capacity to make positive changes in their lives with the right support and tools. Paula strives to create a plan that is individual to each family and child rather than taking a manualised ‘one size fits all’ approach. Paula agrees with the belief that in order to help people, trust and a strong therapeutic relationship needs to be established. People do best when they feel accepted and able to be vulnerable and open without judgement.
Paula also works from a Process Experiential Emotion-Focussed Therapy (PEEFT) framework. The original theorist behind this therapeutic framework is Leslie Greenberg. Many of the foundational beliefs of TFBB are derived and adapted from PEEFT. Paula works closely with the emotional system and uses this as her primary focus in case conceptualisation. In other words, the work Paula does will have a central focus around the feelings behind the behaviour and how people can gain control in their lives through understanding, processing and regulating/managing their emotions. TFBB believes that building healthy relationships with ALL emotions is vital to create a sense of well-being and positive mental health in both adults and children.
Paula also works from a Narrative Therapy and theoretical framework at times. This approach was founded by Michael White. Paula agrees with the theory that looks at us all having a world view and this world view is constantly changing and adapting as we are continuously being influenced by other people and the world around us. Paula believes that the way we see the world is often influenced by our own emotional experiences and perceptions. We therefore have the power to change our world view and reactions to difficult times by working on our own perceptions and emotional well-being. We always have choice, even if it doesn’t always feel that way.
Paula utilises strategies from ‘Positive Parenting’ and ‘Mindful Parenting’
Paula has a keen interest in Psychodynamic theories and believes that much can be gained from looking at our past history and family of origin, how we were raised and parented and our past childhood trauma.
Paula works from a Family Systems therapy framework whereby the family as a whole is seen as a part of both the problem and the solution. Every member of the family is important and influential and in order to help one member, the whole family will ideally be involved and take ownership in the issues and the solutions. Like all systems, one part of the system will always influence all the other parts. TFBB does not believe that one individual is ever the sole cause of the problem/s.
Paula uses Attachment Theory as a basis for her work. Attachment was a concept developed by John Bowlby and looks at the parent child relationship and how this impacts healthy development. TFBB aims to assist parents to create healthy attachment bonds between parent/s and child and sees emotional regulation as an important part of achieving this.
Paula has diverse training in a number of therapeutic frameworks and is eclectic in her approach and thus flexible and able to cater for a number of therapeutic needs. Despite working primarily with emotions, Paula will also utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies, Behavioural strategies and other therapeutic strategies if this is required.
*It is important to note that Paula does not make formal diagnoses or provide clinical treatment for serious mental health issues or developmental disorders. Paula will complete an initial assessment before commencing support and should further or alternative support be required, Paula will make the appropriate recommendations and discuss this openly with you. Paula can, however, work alongside other professionals and can help individuals/families implement strategies and treatment plans in their parenting or therapeutic support. Paula will not be able to assist you or your child/family if there is a refusal to gain the appropriate support required after the initial assessment has been made. Paula understands that there are barriers that may prevent individuals/families from seeking additional professional support and these will be discussed with each individual/family before any decision regarding further TFBB support will be made.
|Parenting Support: Bronze|
|Parenting Support: Silver|
|Parenting Support: Gold|
|Parenting Support: Booster|
|Single/once off sessions|
|Additional Assessment report|
|Psychotherapy: Single/Once off session|
|Intuitive/Empathic: Single/Once off session|
|Emotions Resource Workbook|