My name is Andrea Arulnayagam and I am studying to be a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. As part of the training, I have to complete 60 hours of Mother and Baby Observations over the course of 18 months. This involves having a unique and privileged experience of witnessing a mother with her newborn baby in their home setting. The aspect of learning about bonding and attachment at this time is such a crucial focus in the work of a Trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I am currently seeking an expectant mother (due between March -May) who would be interested in this experience.
My role will be as a quiet observer in order to gain an understanding and insight into early physical and emotional development and attachment during this precious interaction. I understand that this is a huge and unusual request. I have been informed that mothers involved in the past have enjoyed sharing this unique journey, and having a witness to these treasured moments has brought further insight to the experience of motherhood.
If you know of anyone in the North London/Broxbourne/Cheshunt area who is due to give birth over the next 1-3 months and would be willing to participate in these observations, or you yourself are in this position and would be willing to, then I and the profession of Child Psychotherapy would be eternally grateful if you could please pass on my details below/contact me:
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The organisation I am training with is called Terapia and their contact number is 0208 201 6101, if you have any questions about the course. I will be able to forward you a letter from Terapia, which contains further information, should you be interested in participating.
I would ideally like to meet with the expectant mother before the birth, and would be happy to do this over coffee and answer any questions you/they might have.