CHILDREN IN FAMILY COUNSELLING
Every child is different, and depending on the particular set of circumstances your child or teenager may benefit from a few sessions on their own prior to or after family counselling.
This can help them put into words (and gain a deeper understanding) of what they are concerned about. Some children have not yet developed the language to express difficult emotions, so these sessions can really add value to the process.
Most children don’t mind coming into the office they like to have the opportunity to be heard and some are very vocal and can articulate very well how it is for them and then there are other kids who struggle to talk and to even make eye contact, all situations are absolutely fine. All children are treated equally and all needs are cared for. Diane has had many years of experience and has a very gentle and kind approach. Every child and circumstance are different, and depending on the particular set of circumstances your CHILD OR TEENAGER could benefit from a few sessions on their own prior to or after family counselling, this can be established while having the initial over the phone call with Diane. A child will not be seen on their own or even with a parent unless Diane has had a session or a phone conversation with the parent to establish if this is the correct approach.
Some children have not yet developed the language to express difficult emotions, so these sessions can really add to the process of achieving a successful result.
PARENTS IN FAMILY COUNSELLING
This is a time where parents can relax and hand over their issues to someone who can take charge and facilitation the process, knowing that the best interests of the entire family are being cared for.
Parents may also benefit from individual counselling or marriage counselling separately from the children being present this may support them in managing their family issues with more clarity and confidence. Don’t try to take on all the pressures and strains of your family yourself. It’s OK to reach out and ask for guidance from someone who has already raised her own children and who is qualified to support you.
Don’t try to take on all the pressures and strains of your family yourself. It’s OK to reach out and ask for help.
BENEFITS OF FAMILY COUNSELLING
The benefits of family counselling include:
- Learn how to understand the needs of all family members.
- Increased communication skills and ability.
- Learn how to Problem-solve where everyone is happy with the result.
- Develop happy and loving relationships.
- Understanding how your family functions and how to be a solid family unit.
- Learn to understand each other and yourself.
- Receive support and direction.
If you feel that Family therapy may be supportive for your family or you are not quite sure then contact Diane!