CHARITY NO. RCN 1177084

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BrightPIP’s vision is to change the future for vulnerable babies, one baby at a time in Brighton and Hove.

Changing the future for vulnerable babies


BrightPIP’s vision is to change the future for vulnerable babies, one baby at a time in Brighton and Hove. We want every baby in our community to grow up feeling safe, secure and loved. Our mission is to intervene at the earliest time with families to support parents to have positive relationships with their children. We intend to ensure parent-infant psychological therapy (PIP) is freely available to all families in Brighton and Hove who need it. BrightPIP is a registered charity (RCN 1177084).

Human babies are unique in the extent of their underdevelopment at birth. The brain is only partially formed when a baby is born. By the age of one, it has grown to roughly 70% of its final mass and by the age of three, to 90%. Research shows that the first few years of an infant’s life are a crucial period. The brain is so easily shaped by its environment that early experiences have life-long consequences.

Dr Kerry Taylor

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director

Sally Cranfield

Infant Massage Practitioner

Dr Jenny King

Clinical Psychologist

Jo Collinson

Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Dr Kerry Taylor
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director

BrightPIP was founded by Dr Kerry Taylor, a Clinical Psychologist, specialising in parent-infant mental health, parenting and parent-child attachment. Kerry is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (membership number PYL 25557).

Kerry works as a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist for the NHS.  She also holds qualifications as a Play Therapist, in Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Re-Processing (EMDR) and Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and as an Expert Witness in Family Law (Cardiff University Bond Solon).  Kerry’s specific qualifications and experience allow her to offer sensitive and very effective support to troubled families. You can view Dr Kerry Taylor’s LinkedIn profile here

Sally Cranfield
Infant Massage Practitioner

Sally is one of the most experienced infant massage teacher trainers in the country. A qualified massage practitioner, she began teaching parents and carers how to massage their babies in 1991. She started running teacher training courses for professional health workers and bodywork practitioners in 2002. Since then she has provided in-house training for hundreds of NHS and Children’s Centre staff across England. Sally has a long-standing partnership with Surrey CAMHS Perinatal Infant Mental Health programme. Based in Brighton, she has trained staff at Children’s Centres across the city and East Sussex. She helped develop the published infant massage guidelines for East Sussex.

Enhancing attachment and bonding between babies and their parents through caring, nurturing touch is the foundation of her training courses. www.massageforbabies.com

Dr Jenny King
Clinical Psychologist

Jenny King is a Clinical Psychologist & has worked in both mental health and physical health services developing an interest & experience in trauma, including working with women experiencing symptoms related to a difficult or traumatic pregnancy or birth experience.  Jenny is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & is an Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Re-Processing (EMDR) Europe Approved Practitioner. She is qualified to offer interventions recommended by NICE for women with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression or anxiety.

Jo Collinson
Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Jo Collinson is a Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist.  She trained at the Tavistock Clinic & works part time in the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Her work has included both community and inpatient services.

Kit Francis

Specialist Health Visitor

Dr Laura Williams

Clinical Psychologist

Leila Bargawi

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Francesca Rutherford

Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Kit Francis
Specialist Health Visitor

Kirsten Francis. Nursing (child) BSc (Hons) Specialist community public health nurse & Health Visitor with experience in neonatal intensive care. Kit completed the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme & worked as a family nurse in Brighton. She continues her passion to support infant mental health & attachment through early intervention by helping parents to improve outcomes for children. She has a particular interest in parent – infant observations & developmental psychology. Kit’s additional training includes Watch, Wait & Wonder, KIPS & Mellow Bumps, Stage 2 VIG guider & Anna Freud ITSIEY Module.

Dr Laura Williams
Clinical Psychologist

Laura is an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist (PYL32157).  Having worked with children and families for a number of years, she has a particular interest in working with young children and their parents because of a passion for early intervention (helping before a problem gets too big).  She specialised in parent-infant therapy during clinical psychology training and is also trained in a number of evidence-based approaches that have been shown to benefit under-fives, including the Incredible Years behavioural programme , the Solihull Approach and Video Interaction Guidance.  When not at BrightPIP, Laura works part-time in East Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Leila Bargawi
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Leila has completed specialist training to work with families and their children from birth in the NHS at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London, the world leading centre for Psychotherapy training. She has worked with babies and their families in CAMHS, in the NHS, in GP practices and Children’s Centres as well as privately.

Leila was part of a Parent Infant Evaluation group at the Tavistock and has presented at the International Training school there.  She is particularly interested in how recent and historic family trauma can impact on how we relate to pregnancy and baby. She works with the belief that understanding our feelings through the relationship with a psychotherapist can help our relationship with, and attachment to, our baby and child.

She works by offering a space for sensitive non-judgmental exploration in which parents can think about their babies.

Francesca Rutherford
Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Francesca trained at The School of Infant Mental Health and specialises in working with pregnant women, and parents and their babies under two who are experiencing relationship difficulties. She currently works in Croydon, Brighton and Sussex.

Francesca works to support positive and lasting changes within the parent/child relationship and to promote greater feelings of acceptance, understanding and fulfilment.

Prior to training as a parent infant psychotherapist Francesca worked as a nursery teacher and early years advisory teacher specialising in inclusive practice and children with additional needs in London and Sussex.

Dr Kerry Taylor

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director

Dr Kerry Taylor
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director

BrightPIP was founded by Dr Kerry Taylor, a Clinical Psychologist, specialising in parent-infant mental health, parenting and parent-child attachment. Kerry is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (membership number PYL 25557).

Kerry works as a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist for the NHS.  She also holds qualifications as a Play Therapist, in Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Re-Processing (EMDR) and Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and as an Expert Witness in Family Law (Cardiff University Bond Solon).  Kerry’s specific qualifications and experience allow her to offer sensitive and very effective support to troubled families. You can view Dr Kerry Taylor’s LinkedIn profile here

Sally Cranfield

Infant Massage Practitioner

Sally Cranfield
Infant Massage Practitioner

Sally is one of the most experienced infant massage teacher trainers in the country. A qualified massage practitioner, she began teaching parents and carers how to massage their babies in 1991. She started running teacher training courses for professional health workers and bodywork practitioners in 2002. Since then she has provided in-house training for hundreds of NHS and Children’s Centre staff across England. Sally has a long-standing partnership with Surrey CAMHS Perinatal Infant Mental Health programme. Based in Brighton, she has trained staff at Children’s Centres across the city and East Sussex. She helped develop the published infant massage guidelines for East Sussex.

Enhancing attachment and bonding between babies and their parents through caring, nurturing touch is the foundation of her training courses. www.massageforbabies.com

Dr Jenny King

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jenny King
Clinical Psychologist

Jenny King is a Clinical Psychologist & has worked in both mental health and physical health services developing an interest & experience in trauma, including working with women experiencing symptoms related to a difficult or traumatic pregnancy or birth experience.  Jenny is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & is an Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Re-Processing (EMDR) Europe Approved Practitioner. She is qualified to offer interventions recommended by NICE for women with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression or anxiety.

Jo Collinson

Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Jo Collinson
Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Jo Collinson is a Psychoanalytic Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist.  She trained at the Tavistock Clinic & works part time in the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Her work has included both community and inpatient services.

Kit Francis

Specialist Health Visitor

Kit Francis
Specialist Health Visitor

Kirsten Francis. Nursing (child) BSc (Hons) Specialist community public health nurse & Health Visitor with experience in neonatal intensive care. Kit completed the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme & worked as a family nurse in Brighton. She continues her passion to support infant mental health & attachment through early intervention by helping parents to improve outcomes for children. She has a particular interest in parent – infant observations & developmental psychology. Kit’s additional training includes Watch, Wait & Wonder, KIPS & Mellow Bumps, Stage 2 VIG guider & Anna Freud ITSIEY Module.

Dr Laura Williams

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Laura Williams
Clinical Psychologist

Laura is an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist (PYL32157).  Having worked with children and families for a number of years, she has a particular interest in working with young children and their parents because of a passion for early intervention (helping before a problem gets too big).  She specialised in parent-infant therapy during clinical psychology training and is also trained in a number of evidence-based approaches that have been shown to benefit under-fives, including the Incredible Years behavioural programme , the Solihull Approach and Video Interaction Guidance.  When not at BrightPIP, Laura works part-time in East Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Leila Bargawi

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Leila Bargawi
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Leila has completed specialist training to work with families and their children from birth in the NHS at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London, the world leading centre for Psychotherapy training. She has worked with babies and their families in CAMHS, in the NHS, in GP practices and Children’s Centres as well as privately.

Leila was part of a Parent Infant Evaluation group at the Tavistock and has presented at the International Training school there.  She is particularly interested in how recent and historic family trauma can impact on how we relate to pregnancy and baby. She works with the belief that understanding our feelings through the relationship with a psychotherapist can help our relationship with, and attachment to, our baby and child.

She works by offering a space for sensitive non-judgmental exploration in which parents can think about their babies.

Francesca Rutherford

Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Francesca Rutherford
Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Francesca trained at The School of Infant Mental Health and specialises in working with pregnant women, and parents and their babies under two who are experiencing relationship difficulties. She currently works in Croydon, Brighton and Sussex.

Francesca works to support positive and lasting changes within the parent/child relationship and to promote greater feelings of acceptance, understanding and fulfilment.

Prior to training as a parent infant psychotherapist Francesca worked as a nursery teacher and early years advisory teacher specialising in inclusive practice and children with additional needs in London and Sussex.

As a parent and as a clinician, I passionately believe that parents need to be cherished as they embark on the most vital task on earth; pregnancy, birth and the first years of caring for a tiny person who needs constant love and care. This is hard for all of us and I empathise with the parents who come into my care and would never judge them or jump to conclusions. I invite them to share their experiences and I listen. My training and experience mean that I have the honour of working alongside them at this important time. To understand and to move forward, to make things right – to help them reconnect.

Dr Kerry Taylor

 

Changing the future, one baby at a time


BrightPIP’s mission is to provide parent infant therapeutic help to all families who need this in a timely and accessible way

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