Circle of Security Parenting Groups


As parents, we are the centre of our child’s world. How we respond to them has an enduring impact.

–  When they are little, we spend so much time trying to meet our children’s physical needs

–  When they are teenagers we are seemingly continually dealing with bad behaviour and defiance

However, in both cases we don’t have space to think about what they need from us emotionally. Circle of Security Parenting Groups are designed to give parents ‘a map’ for understanding and responding to their children’s emotional needs. Research shows that parents who are able do this in a loving and consistent way give their children an amazing chance in life.

87% of people who have attended the group have said that their stress levels in parenting have gone down

93% said their relationship with their child has improved – so why not give it a go!!


HRH Duchess of Cambridge found out all about this brilliant approach at a visit to the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre in Lambeth in March 2019. See here for details!


COS-P groups for Parents of Children at Primary School or younger

Length of Course: Eight weeks with about twelve people per group
Venue: Basement of St Mary’s Church, Wyndham Place, Between York and Crawford St, London W1H 1PP
Time: 10.15-11.45 am
Dates: Monday 13th May for 8 weeks. Closed for half term on 27th May. Finish on 8th July 2019.

Creche: There are crèche facilities available, although spaces are limited, so please indicate if you would like to take up a place.
Cost: To help us run the course, we would be most grateful for a donation of £100 per person, but any amount is gratefully received. If you are bringing a pre-school child and would like to take advantage of the creche the cost for a carer is £5 a session. If you have your own carer and would like your child to join the toddler group it is £3.


To book and pay click here.


COS-P groups for Parents with Teens (11+)

Length of Course: Eight weeks with about twelve people per group
Venue: 255 Old Marylebone Road, London NW1 5QT
Time: 7.30-9.00 pm
Dates: 7th October – 2nd December (no group on 21st Oct)
Cost: To help us run the course, we would be most grateful for a donation of £100 per person, but any amount is gratefully received.

In this group we look specifically at how we parent adolescent (or nearly adolescent) children. Most parents find it something of a challenge negotiating this potentially stormy years. Come and meet with other parents to help you think through areas where you feel stuck and to strengthen your relationship with your child.

For any queries or to register for either group, click here, please indicate which group you would like to join.


Here’s what some parents have said about the groups:

“Circle of Security was an absolute eye opener. You have to see it for yourself and then you’ll understand.”

“Circle of security was such a huge help to us and our son. It really encouraged my husband and I to understand him a bit better! It was such a positive thing to do and we are so glad to have participated! Highly recommended. Much better alternative to Supernanny any day!”


We run Circle of Security Groups at The Centre and we also have a group of trained Circle of Security Parenting facilitators working with The Centre who run groups across London And further afield.


Animated videos for parents interested in The Circle of Security Parenting© Programme


Being with and Circle of Security

Good Enough

Connection and Circle of Security





Drop in sessions for Circle of Security Updates

We run regular ‘drop in’ parenting clinics for people who have attended a group and need a little help, advice or on-going support. Sometimes it helps just to have a little reminder or extra advice in areas we’re finding tricky.