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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Kids Come first UKBecoming a separated parent is a dramatic change that takes time to adapt to.  Whilst dealing with the emotional issues and challenges, many parents find it difficult to maintain an effective co-parenting relationship with their former partner, which can have a negative impact on their children.

Having noticed the lack of specialist support services available to parents going through this incredibly emotional and stressful time, the founders of Kids Come First set about writing a program that seeks to address the increasing need to provide more structured, customised support and guidance for separating parents and, indirectly, their children.

We then developed the project using our varied experience and expertise working with separated parents, as well as our specialist training in family mediation, family therapy & counselling.

This allows us to provide parents who attend our workshops with the most valuable person-centred intervention therapy at the earliest possible stage of separation, with practical advice & guidance when they need it most.

The Kids Come First workshop offers something new for separating parents – an opportunity to participate in a group learning activity and the chance to share their information and experiences within a caring, confidential environment –   all at an affordable, not-for-profit fee.

Call Nicola today on 07789497275 to book your place on our next workshop or email us at

About the founders, Nicola & Steph

Nicola has a broad base of commercial expertise in global marketing and company general management.  Her past roles also include project manager for an EU educational program and founder/editor of a charity publication.  She spent several years working at a local family mediation service and regularly delivers the Cafcass teaching programme to separated parents for a variety of organisations.

“I’m passionate about delivering  key early intervention support & guidance to separated parents. My approach is mindful, empathic & person-centred in order to encourage new perspectives on family breakdown situations”

Steph is an accredited BACP therapist who works with children, adolescents, parents, adults and couples at her private practice in SW London. She has worked with children since 2005 and has extensive experience working in a Mediation Centre dealing with parents who are separating & divorcing. Providing  a calm, safe and empathic space, she seeks to increase all her clients self-awareness & self esteem, boosting confidence and helping them understand past influences.

“I use a wholesome and organic approach tailored to the needs of all our clients”        

More information about Steph:

Parent’s comments about the workshop:

“Amazing workshop that every separated parent must go to!” – T.S. (Jan 2018)

“I can’t thank you both enough for helping us transition to a separated family. It is an incredibly hard process and your help and reassurance helped us so much.” – H.P. (Sept 2017) 

“Very good workshop. I found it very productive.” V.W. (July 2017)

“The course helped me refocus and is a great touchstone in an emotionally loaded and complicated situation” C.T. (April 2016)

“Great course, great value, great presenters. Thank you!” – Lisa R (Nov 2015)

“Two great presenters made a great team, easy to listen & talk to. Would love to do this again in a few years” – Andy G (Oct 2015)

Call Nicola on 07789497275 to book a place on our next workshop. Email
Kids Come First is a Community Interest Company No. 9918137