Parent Child Relationship Counselling

Fed-up? Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed and unsupported? Try parent child relationship counselling.   Mum/Dad are you worn out by taking care for your children and family and feel like your needs are put aside? Do you wish you could get some non-judgmental parenting support?

Offering valuable experience of working with children and parents and other professionals linked to the educational and health systems.

Our work together will encourage you to use your own inherent, creative, problem-solving abilities and make positive changes for you.


How parent child relationship counselling works.

Spend an hour a week talking things through and reflecting on whatever you need in a way you feel comfortable with. You will be accepted and not judged. You will make your own decisions and come to your own answers in dialogue with your counsellor.  It can be an informative process to meet your needs. You decide how long you want to attend for and how much you have to invest. All work is confidential.


Counselling for your child or youth.

With your parental permission I am able to work with your child. He or she may be having a difficult time at home and or school.  Offering support to be happier (or coping more effectively).  Using extensive experience of relating to children and using counselling skills in the process. Offering the opportunity for creative art work as part of the parent-child relationship counselling process.  Working with an independent practitioner away from the home or school atmosphere gives an added feeling of privacy, anonymity and confidentiality.


Counselling Children

In order to be able to work with your child (who is under 14) on their own, he or she needs to be aware of the idea of counselling and what it basically entails. They need to understand that coming to see the counsellor each week will help them feel better or how to cope in a situation. Your child must feel happy to attend sessions and must come willingly. You should attend the first introductory session with them.

For young teenagers sessions remain confidential (excepting legal reasons where disclosure is necessary).

For children 8 to 10 – creative play activities and talk.  Our relating is important and the attachment usually raises self-esteem and builds confidence. Issues that may be around for your child generally diminish.  For example in the case of bereavement, grief and loss your child may paint or model, play or talk about those feelings until they are no longer a worry.


Reasons for working with children

These can include recovery from bullying at school, or producing bullying behaviour, school phobia, recovery from abuse of one form or another, bereavement and grief, homesickness, transition difficulties, parental divorce and splitting families, eating difficulties, anger problems, withdrawal and extreme shyness, bed-wetting, anxiety, depression, self-harm. This list is not definitive.