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MariaSeptember Tue 28-Sep-10 20:29:41

Hi everyone,

My name is Maria, I am a 37-year-old psychologist and a mum of a 2 year old. I have just started an infant observation course at the British Association of Psychotherapists. This course is about child development and is the prerequisite for the training in child psychotherapy, which I hope to begin in the near future.

The aim of the infant observation is to follow the gradual development of a newborn in their normal family setting. The observation will be unintrusive, quiet, non-judgmental as well as confidential and will last for one hour per week, at a time that’s convenient for you, for at least 1 year, ideally up to 2 years. The idea of me observing a baby is so I can better understand what we all go through at the very start of our journey as human beings.

Naturally, I will provide you with both an official confirmation letter from the British Association of Psychotherapists as well as a valid and current CRB check.

If you think you would be interested in sharing the unique experience of your newborn’s development with me, please get in touch for further information or to arrange a brief meeting. Ideally, I would prefer mothers who are due in the next couple of months (and up to December) and preferably in Central / North / North West London, although I can travel a bit further if needed. You can contact me through Mumsnet (send me a message and I'll get it in my MN inbox).

Kind regards, and thanks for taking the time to read this,

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Furball Wed 29-Sep-10 06:53:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MariaSeptember Wed 29-Sep-10 07:34:28

I'm not sure what the issue is? I would be interested to know as I certainly didn't mean to post something/somewhere that's not allowed on MN .

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cupofcoffee Wed 29-Sep-10 07:44:01

Maria I think issue is that there is a classified ad section of MN and I think a lot of stuff like this goes in there. Not 100% sure but if you check with MNHQ I'm sure they will be able to clarify for you.

misdee Wed 29-Sep-10 07:49:21

this isnt really a classified though is it? its helping out a student with their study. its something i was approached to do when i had dd4, but i didnt want to. my friend took part when her ds was small as well.

cupofcoffee Wed 29-Sep-10 08:04:31

Not too sure misdee. It's not like it's business advertising or anything is it so really not sure of any rules relating to this. I personally have never used mumsnet for anything like this so I've not looked into rules relating to it. I have in past been reading similar threads only for them to disappear. Sorry not really being much help - only trying to respond to previous posters comment and suggest possible reasons, MN themselves would probably be the best to clarify this smile

Randeep Wed 29-Sep-10 11:15:14

There is no real issue with this in my view, there would only be an issue for a minority of people who have far too much time on their hands that they need to go out of their way to complain about about something that actually has no direct impact on them whatsoever, but only impedes others. Well, whatever works for that minority I guess... YAWN

MariaSeptember Thu 30-Sep-10 09:39:44

I think it's fair enough for other Mumsnetters to keep an eye out for posts that may be problematic. After all, that's what's nice about MN- the fact that it's actively monitored by members & not by a central person somewhere.

But in any case, I certainly didn't mean to sell or advertise anything by my original post, I'm just looking for a soon-to-be mum who might be interested in helping me out

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mrsgordonfreeman Thu 30-Sep-10 09:44:02

Maria, I am already being observed and I wanted to recommend it to people here- it's been a very interesting experience so far

Furball Thu 30-Sep-10 11:12:15

mariaseptember - Thank you - I meant no harm smile

I was just pointing out that some similar posts HAD been deleted.

MariaSeptember Thu 30-Sep-10 12:13:23

Furball, yes I understand and as I said I don't see it as problematic at all for people to suggest messages for deletion even if there are questions about whether that's appropriate.

MrsGordonFreeman, thanks for telling us about your positive experience, I too have heard good things about infant observation from mums that have been involved & I'm really looking forward to getting going with my own observation. Will be very interesting to get a different view on motherhood in the early stages, as so far I have only my own experience to go on with my own newborn.

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MariaSeptember Mon 04-Oct-10 16:30:18

Just bumping this up in case some other mums due soon might be interested.

By the way, feel free just to contact me even if it's just to ask a couple of questions about the whole thing, it's perfectly understandable if you say no so no pressure at all...

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