I work with families of all ages and types:
>¬†Parents and young children/teenagers
>¬†Parents/grandparents and adult children
>¬†Blended families/step families
Sometimes families find it hard to communicate and can even reach a point where communication stops altogether.¬†
Families can be loving and supportive, but sometimes the stresses and strains of everyday life makes this ideal difficult to achieve.¬† Individual family members can feel isolated, rejected, sad or angry.
I have worked with families facing many challenges, including:
>¬†Parents, children and/or adolescents feeling misunderstood or not heard
>¬†Siblings are not getting on
>¬†Separation or divorce
>¬†Adapting to a new family/step family
>¬†Issues with in-laws
>¬†LGBT issues/sexual identity
>¬†Loss of a parent/family member
>¬†Effects of illness in the family
>¬†Stressful life cycle events
>¬†Problems at school/college/university
Counselling can help explore these difficult issues in a safe environment and help families re-connect.¬† When family members are given a chance to share their feelings and feel heard much healing can take place.
When working with families I usually meet with various combinations of people.¬† Some sessions may involve the whole family together, others may involve a sub-set of family members and some sessions may take place with individuals.