Parenting Counselling

Parenting CounsellingParenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Some of these challenges present themselves with adolescent children who refuse to go to school, starts experimenting with destructive behaviour, hangs out with the “wrong” crowd, is getting into trouble at school, is not listening to you or disrespects you. There is no “right” way to parent. You may choose to attend counselling with your son or daughter. Therapy, in this situation, provides a space and an opportunity for parents and children to come together, in a neutral and safe space, and to find better ways of relating to each other. You will both learn more constructive ways to deal with your issues and conflicts.

You may choose to attend sessions individually to work through some of these issues. A parenting counsellor can support you to navigate through your role as a parent when life becomes overwhelming and you feel uncertain which step to take next for yourself and your child. Parenting issues present themselves through all stages of development, from infancy through to your children becoming parents themselves and beyond. Counselling can assist with difficulties throughout the life stages of your children. For example, there may be many issues around your infant or toddler in terms of eating, sleeping, hitting, sibling rivalry or tantrums. Many strategies can be explored and implemented to manage these issues too.

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