Dominique Hawksley

Dominique Hawksley
Integrative Child Psychotherapist

Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapist (in training)

Parent Infant Psychotherapy
My practice at the Beechwood will be exclusively for work with parents and infants (up to the age of four).I am in the Beechwood every Monday morning.

How I work with Parents and Infants
When working with parents I usually see them together with their baby/child. I support parents to recognise and understand both their own and their baby’s feelings; and to strengthen their relationship with their child. Parent infant psychotherapy helps by being a place in which parents are able to talk, observe and play. Parents are invited to talk about the hopes and fears that they have, to untangle their expectations from the reality. Parents can take time to focus on their child and to learn more about how their baby tries to communicate feelings, and how best to respond to help their child feel understood. By playing together parents and babies find new ways to develop emotionally attuned, empathic relationships and strengthen the bonds of attachment between them.

Qualifications / Professional registration
Masters degree in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from The Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), graduated 2005.

I am a trainee at the School of Infant Mental Health in London on their Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy diploma which will lead, on completion, to registration with the UKCP.

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their code of conduct.

I have been working therapeutically with children and families for over twenty years, qualifying first as a social worker, then as an integrative child psychotherapist (graduated 2005), and now training as a psychoanalytic parent infant psychotherapist at the School of Infant Mental Health in London. I have worked in a range of settings including the voluntary sector, the NHS (CAMHS), private clinics and my own private practice. I am current the child therapist at a local independent school. I am also a volunteer parent infant psychotherapist at two local voluntary sector organisations.

Fees £60 a session. Reduced fee appointments available.


Please contact me by email to arrange an appointment, or to arrange a time to talk about whether parent infant therapy might be right for you.