Circle of Security 8-Week Parenting Course

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Using the COS-P model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:

•   Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read and understand emotional needs

•   Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions

•   Enhance the development of their child's self esteem

•   Honour the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure

Who can benefit from completing Circle of Security Parenting (CoS-P)

Circle of Security Parenting is helpful for almost all parents, specifically parents interested in the following:

  • Increased skills in reading and understanding their child’s social and emotional needs

  • Increased confidence to attend to their child’s behaviour concerns

  • A compassionate, no-blame approach that allows parents to feel supported, regardless of their personal and parenting history

  • Access to an evidence-based program supported by over 30 years of research

What age should my child be for me to complete CoS-P?

Circle of Security Parenting (CoS-P) is designed for parents of children aged 0-6, and most of the video-based resources are targeted to this age range. However, we have found that as our need for secure relationships remains throughout the lifespan, parents of older children also benefit from attending. We have successfully run CoS-P with parents of children aged 0-12.

How is COS-P run?

We run CoS-P individually and in groups, in face-to-face format.

How much does it cost?

Session fees for individual sessions vary, and are based on the clinician’s usual hourly rate. Rebates may apply with a valid referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan, or through your private health fund.

Group session fees also vary depending on the size of the group. Medicare (for groups of 6-10 participants only) or private health fund rebates may apply - check with us for details.

NDIS participants may be able to use NDIS funding for CoS-P, depending on whether this course is aligned with plan goals.

How do I register?

For individual sessions, please contact our friendly admin team on (03) 6388 9229 to book in with a clinician.

For face-to-face group sessions, please contact our admin team to see if we have an upcoming course. Courses are also published on our website and social media pages.