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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Kids Come first UKBecoming a separated parent is a dramatic change that takes most people time to adjust and adapt to.  Whilst trying to deal with the complex emotional issues many parents find it a real challenge 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 emotionally raw and stressful experience, the founders of Kids Come First set about writing a program that addresses the growing need to provide more structured, customised support and guidance for separating parents – helping them and, indirectly, their children.

We developed the Kids Come First project using our varied experience 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 & mindful guidance when they need it most.

Kids Come First workshops offer something new for every separated parent – the opportunity to participate in a group learning activity and the chance to share their information and experiences within a caring, confidential environment.

For those parents who feel they would benefit from attending a workshop with their co-parent, we offer private sessions to open up the dialogue in the interests of their child/ren.

Call Nicola on 07789497275 to book a workshop or email us at or

About the founders, Nicola & Steph

Nicola spent several years working at a family mediation service and has been working with separated parents since 2010. With a background in global marketing and company general management, her past roles have included project management of an EU educational program & founder/editor of a charity publication.

“I’m passionate about delivering  early intervention support & guidance for separating parents,  encouraging 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”        

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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