Parenting and Maternal Mental Health

Becoming a parent is a major life transition. Cultural and personal expectations can make this transition even harder and can leave parents feeling 'not good enough'.

It is not uncommon to experience mental health issues during the perinatal and postnatal period. Relationship conflicts, domestic violence, unresolved childhood trauma, migration, history of mental health issues and lack of social support can all be contributing factors.

Psychotherapy can help by providing a safe space where you can explore all your thoughts and feelings. This sometimes involves reflecting on your own childhood experiences and developing a narrative that makes sense to you.