Kathryn Di Virgilio -
Mental Health Occupational Therapist
PERSONALISED SUPPORT ON YOUR PARENTING JOURNEY
To find out more and discuss your support needs please book in a FREE 20 MINUTE CONSULTATION:
Specialist Support For All Parents
Emotional Support at each stage of parenthood
Coping with difficult emotions and a sense of overwhelm in parenthood.
Dealing with harsh self criticism and cultivating kindness to self and others.
Strategies to manage anxiety around the birth experience and emotionally preparing for childbirth.
Navigating and making sense of the world after baby loss.
Managing the challenging emotions of fertility and adoption journeys in to parenthood.
Coping with sleep deprivation and finding balance in daily life.
Recovering from physical pain and managing daily activities.
Finding connection and meaning in your daily routines.
Strategies to cope with returning to work and managing life changes.
Living in balance and harmony with your hormones.
Exploring nutrition and its impact on your well-being.
Find purpose, meaning and connection in your parenting role
Navigating the advice from 'parenting experts' and finding confidence in your own parenting decisions.
Finding freedom from the pressures of social media.
Letting go of perfectionism and people pleasing and deciding your own way as a parent.
Rediscover your self-identity
Letting go of conflict and finding harmony in your relationship with your partner.
Reconnecting with your pre parenthood identity and incorporating your values, beliefs and interests into your new role as a parent.
Navigating changes in your friendships and finding new social connections.
Hi, I'm Kathryn. I'm a mum of two boys and I'm dedicated to supporting parents to manage their mental health and wellbeing as they deal with such the huge life change that comes from the moment you start planning for parenthood.
I find that parenthood challenges our emotions more than anything we have experienced before.
The journey to parenthood is filled with 'what ifs' and so much uncertainty. When our children are here we intensely feel everything that our children feel and find so many possibilities to worry over.
When we feel anxious we try to control our world, it helps us feel safe. However parenting is about continuous change and trying to stay in control is rarely helpful. I believe in the power of adapting to our changing circumstances by learning strategies that can help us to manage whatever thoughts and feelings show up. I'm passionate about helping parents to find the joy and connection in daily life and finding their own voice and developing confidence in their own decisions.
I truly believe that the skills we can learn together will see you through the rest of your life. Not just as a parent but to also give you the ability to flexibly approach all areas of your own life and live in the way you choose that is right for you and your family.
Kathryn is a fully registered, experienced Occupational Therapist who has worked in clinical mental health settings for over 10 years. She gained her qualification in Australia and has worked in both the private sector and the NHS. She has worked within inpatient and community mental health services including general mental health, over 65’s, complex care and specialist programmes for OCD, anxiety and depression.
Kathryn is registered with regulatory body the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT).
Sessions last between 50min - 1 hour.
Sessions are held over Zoom or in person in my therapy room in Ruislip, Middlesex (Address supplied upon booking).
Pricing: £135 per hour
The time we spend together is for you - we will focus on what matters most to you.
We will have time to talk and explore what the difficulties are and then we will try helpful strategies together in the session.
We can then review those strategies and identify ways that you integrate them into your daily life.
Follow up &
After each session you will receive a summary of what we focused on together.
This will include a summary of what you will focus on trying between sessions including recordings, worksheets and other materials.
Each session we review how the practice has been in your daily life and adapt the strategies as necessary.
“I reached out to Kathryn following a very difficult time following my son’s birth. I was looking for some strategies to help me cope in overwhelming, stressful situations. Kathryn was unbelievably supportive and willing to go that extra mile to help me through this anxious time. The experience has been quite enlightening and I have definitely discovered some new tools which work for me when I am struggling to cope. I highly recommend Kathryn and it would be regrettable not to reach out to her in your time of need…. There’s never anything to lose, only more tools to gain to help you through.”