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Families and children

Do you have a child in your family that has emotional or behavioral problems that are causing distress in the family?

Counselling may well help resolve these issues. It can be useful to explore things that may be concerning the children and allow them to talk things through objectively in a safe, non-judgmental, confidential environment. If your family atmosphere is not where you want it to be, you can change it.

Once you are able to objectively identify elements you would like to change, your observations will lead you to different outcomes. Issues might include:

  • Family and Stepfamily Relationships
  • Work related issues
  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Disruptive Behavior including ADHD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Bereavement

Counselling children and teenagers often involves working with families in an attempt to produce change. It explores the family system or subsystems and how the family functions. It helps understand how a family has become stuck in a pattern of interaction. It focuses on the context and networks of significant relationships within which people live their lives. Family Counselling looks at patterns and conversations, and explores new ways of talking. How might counselling help my children and my family?

Counselling provides an opportunity to work through problems, without anyone judging you, offering a safe and confidential environment where you can explore freely issues that may be concerning you. Through counselling, you will not only learn new ways to deal with the problems you are facing now, but you will also develop skills and new resources to assist you in the future.