Islay Downey works with families, dealing with complex issues and manages a team of Family Workers. She has been featured on BBC2’s ‘Blame the Parents’ and Channel 5’s ‘My Violent Child’, and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Solent.


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This website is for parents who are having difficulty within the home environment. It draws upon a wealth of knowledge, and years of experience of working with both parents and children in many challenging situations

This website aims to provide a better understanding of you relationship with your child and why you may be feeling out of control. It will give you the opportunity to raise your own awareness and provide a deeper understanding of areas where you may be struggling. By raising your own awareness and acting upon this new information your child is more likely to change their behaviour, and your relationship will improve.