Unique opportunity to spend time reaching a solution together
What is Family Counselling?
Family counselling can help families understand and support each other through difficulties. It is a place to appreciate strengths and explore difficulties and work together to agree changes within your family relationships.
Family life is not always easy and can be very complicated. When individuals within the family all have different ways of coping with something the family is facing such as unemployment, divorce, death, trauma, moving home, this can lead to family life becoming stressful.
Some families find it harder to manage these changes and find themselves in a position of not knowing what to do for the best.
Family counselling at this point can help.
Examples of when is family counselling is helpful?
Families facing challenges such as mental or physical illness, bereavement, trauma, family conflict, divorce, separation, moving areas, changing jobs etc.
When families are worried about the behaviour of a family member.
Parents working together to adjust to divorce or separation wanting to attend to their children's happiness.
What does Family counselling mean?
As a family counsellor work with all members of your family unit that would like to come. Sometimes this involves grandparents, aunts, uncles, carers, other professionals. I adapt my approach and activities we do together to respect who is attending.
How does Family Counselling help?
Often we know when something within our family is not working, or needs resolving however despite spending time together it is never talked about or ends up in the same argument being replayed. Family counselling offers a space to explore things in a different way.
What will happen at Family Counselling?
After one member of the family has contacted me I will call you and ask a few questions about what you would like from coming to family counselling. We can then decide together who is going to attend. Sometimes one member of the family attends first, sometimes everyone likes to to attend. Depending on what you are coming for I offer a mixture of appointments where I may work with individuals or different combinations of family members. This is all done in agreement with you.
In the first session I will ask lots of questions and encourage all attending to talk about their hopes for your family. I will also ask about what you have tried together as a family to resolve the current difficulties. I explain how I work and we can start to think about what might be best for your family. For some families they enjoy doing an activity designed to help communication, other families want to sit and talk.
Family Counselling is one and half hours long and the cost is £60 per session.