Families can be a source of support, love, encouragement and joy. Sometimes however families are put under strain and family members can start to feel isolated, overlooked, upset and angry.
Family counselling can help when siblings are not getting on, when parents are finding teenage behaviour a real struggle, when a new baby arrives, when there is there is divorce or separation, when there has been loss of contact between a parent and a child, when there is illness, death or change in the normal routines. Any number of situations can cause difficulties and disharmony.
Family counselling can also be useful for adult siblings and when there are splits and conflicts in any adult family relationships. You may be having difficulties with your grown up daughter or son. There may be problems with in-law relationships. Wherever help is need the only criteria is that you are related to each other.
To access Family Counselling, one of your family members needs to contact our centre on behalf of all those intending to come for an assessment. The receptionist will need information about each person coming for the first appointment.
Family Counselling is very flexible, it has to be as every situation and every family is unique. Your Counsellor will work with you to plan future appointments or to guide you towards one of our other services if that seems more appropriate.
Please note, when help is needed to resolve issues that are clearly Couple problems and between adult sexual partners, married or unmarried, we will suggest a course of Couple Counselling with one of our specifically trained Couple Counsellors.
For practical reasons the family group must not exceed 6 in any one appointment. Your Counsellor will help you to access help appropriately should the group be larger than this.