About us

REC Parenting was created by Ana Aznar and Alejandro Agag. In REC Parenting we come together joining Ana’s passion for parenting and psychology and Alejandro’s passion for creating new projects. Together we are raising four boys.

Dr Ana Aznar

Founder & CEO

Ana is a child psychologist, lecturer, researcher, author, and speaker. Born and raised in Madrid, Ana moved to London in her early 20s where she completed a BSc in Psychology (The Open University), an MSc in Applied Child Psychology, and a PhD in Developmental Psychology (Kingston University). She then took on different positions as a lecturer and a researcher at the University of Surrey and the University of Winchester. Her main areas of research are parenting, family relations, and children’s socioemotional development. Her work has been published in different scientific journals as well as in the popular press and she has presented at national and international conferences. As part of her research activities, she has visited many, many schools and families, giving her a very good understanding of the challenges that families and schools face.

Ana is passionate about supporting parents and children. She believes that by supporting parents, we will be helping to raise well-balanced, kind, and resilient children, who are the future of our society. This is why after experiencing first-hand how parents struggle to find support and reliable advice when they have issues or doubts, she founded REC Parenting, an online platform offering parents reliable, expert, and confident information. All in one place with no judgement and no agenda. She is married and has four teenage boys.  

Alejandro Agag

Chairman

Alejandro started his career in politics. Later on, he turned his attention to motorsport and ran a successful GP2 team in Formula 1’s main support series. Alejandro saw a gap in the market for a new sustainable form of motor racing, which inspired him to build two electric championships from scratch: Formula E and Extreme E. He is now in the process of creating E1, a new electric racing boat championship.

We hope you enjoy REC Parenting, we are certainly enjoying the challenge of creating and developing it.

Our team

This is our team, a bunch of (almost always) smiling and happy people who share our passion to support parents in their parenting journey.
COO / Chief Operating Officer
Paige is a Strategic Operations professional with over 20 years’ experience in operations management, strategic execution, business development and communications.

Our advisory board

Lawrence is a multi-award winning TV producer who has made programming, launched channels and sports franchises in over 50 countries.
Chairman Alejandro started his career in politics. Later on, he turned his attention to motorsport and ran a successful GP2 team in Formula 1’s main support series. Alejandro saw a gap in the market for a new sustainable form of motor racing, which inspired him to build two electric championships from scratch: Formula E and […]
Dr Harriet Tenenbaum is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Surrey.

Our experts

Our network of researchers and practitioners are all leading experts in their fields. They have prepared for you an extensive and comprehensive library of masterclasses on all topics related to parenting and child development.
Get ready to learn from the best!
Chartered clinical psychologist Dr Caroline Boyd has over 10 years’ experience working in the NHS and mental health settings, and she supports parents from pregnancy to childbirth and beyond.
Dee Bell is a registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner. She worked within the NHS for over 16 years before leaving to specialise in Infant Feeding and Tongue-tie in private practice.
She qualified from the British Association of Psychotherapists and worked for many years at the University College Hospital (UCH), London, helping children and their families understand and cope with illness, surgery and chronic disease.
Dr Virginia Lam is a social and developmental psychologist focused on examining children’s bilingual development. Virginia is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton London.
Professor Jo van Herwegen is an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at University College London. Her research focuses on improving educational outcomes, especially for students with special educational needs.
Dr Jeanne Shinskey is a Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway University and Director of the Royal Holloway Baby Lab. She is a developmental psychologist and examines how babies learn.
A leader in Montessori teaching. Fiona is the founder and head of Sheen Montessori Nursery in London since 2010.
Professor Helen Ball is the Director of the Infancy and Sleep Centre at Durham University. She examines infant and parent-child infant sleep and pioneers the translation of academic research on infant sleep.
Dr Ayten Bilgin’s research is in the area of developmental psychopathology particularly focusing on the following topics: early regulatory problems, preterm birth, infant-parent attachment, and parenting.
Dr Tara Porter is a Clinical Psychologist and writer. She has worked in the UK public healthNHS for 25 years, mainly in child and adolescent mental health. Now she works privately, writes and speaks about mental health.
Dr Sarah Good is a Consultant in Orthodontics at Guy’s and St Thoma’s Hospital and lectures on the London Postgraduate Orthodontic Teaching Programme. She is a member of the British Orthodontic Society. 
I am an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at Kingston University London and a chartered Psychologist (CPsychol).
Dr Paula Corcoran is an academic in the Psychology Department at City, University of London.
Dr Bettina Hohnen believes that relationships are at the heart of wellbeing.
Sophie Ricard, MsEd, NT, is a registered child nutritionist helping kids to thrive at school.
Dr Caspar Addyman is a developmental psychologist interested in learning, laughter and behaviour change.
Dr Harriet Tenenbaum is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Surrey.
Dr Lindsay Malloy received her PhD in psychology and social behaviour from the University of California, Irvine.
Paul is Professor of Psychology, Cognition, and Creativity at the University of Winchester and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey.
Helen is a Professor Emeritus and Director of the UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence at the University of Surrey.

Our therapists

Our fantastic network of therapists is ready to answer any questions regarding parenting you may have. No question is too big or small. Just ask away!
Lorraine is a MBACP and NCS accredited counsellor. She has experience working with families and teenagers, in online and face to face settings. She has experience dealing with crisis situations. She knows how hard it is choose the right therapist, and so she provides a calm, safe and non-judgmental space for her clients to explore […]
Lucy is a psychotherapist, art therapist, ecotherapist, photographer and nature lover who lives and works in the High Peak of Derbyshire. Lucy is able to help you navigate all kinds of complex parenting challenges, sensitively and safely.
Debra is a registered BACP counsellor. She specialises in women’s issues and trauma. She has worked with drug and alcohol misuse for 7 years. She has experience on issues such as domestic abuse, bullying, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and food issues amongst others.
Beth is a Person Centred Counsellor with 6+ years of qualified experience. She has experience in helping clients with different issues/situations including stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss.
Randa Barnes is a person centred counsellor who has been in practice for over twelve years counselling experience in various settings such as children, adults, couples, ethnic minorities, university students, refugees and asylum seekers.
Heleen is an organisational psychologist as well as an experienced parenting counsellor. Heleen worked as a counsellor (face-to-face, virtually and in groups) as well as a telephone crisis counsellor for parents and families.
Rosie is a licensed counsellor for both children and adults in the UK. She has many years of counselling and teaching experience. Rosie has experience in helping people with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse.
Jo is a MBACP qualified counsellor with 12 years of experience. She has extensive experience working with adults, young people and children on issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicide, addition and learning disabilities.
Kasia is a qualified and BACP accredited integrative counsellor with teaching background. Her teaching qualifications and experience equipped her with a comprehensive knowledge of child development and the learning process.
Claire is a BACP registered and NCS Accredited integrative counsellor. She works with adults, families, couples, children and young people. Claire provides an empathic, genuine, non-judgemental, safe space for her clients to have the freedom to talk and explore their thoughts and feelings.
Kim is a qualified counsellor since 1994. She originally trained at the London School of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is registered with the BACP and is listed on their approved register. Kim also holds certificates in child care and autism awareness.

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