Achieve Balance Counselling

Family Counselling

Are family dynamics leading to distress?

As a parent or caregiver, you may encounter various challenges that can strain your relationship with your child:

  • Difficulty in understanding and managing your child’s anxiety or emotional outbursts.
  • Struggling to support a child with neurodivergent needs effectively.
  • Coping with the family’s adjustment to significant life transitions.
  • Addressing behavioral issues in children that impact family harmony.
  • Dealing with the aftermath of trauma and its effects on both the child and the family unit.

Family Counselling can help you

Family Counselling offers various benefits:

  • Fosters better understanding and communication between parents/caregivers and children.
  • Provides strategies for managing emotional dysregulation in children as well as in yourself as the parent/caregiver.
  • Helps families navigate and adapt to life transitions more smoothly.
  • Supports addressing and healing from trauma collectively.
  • Assists in handling stress within the family dynamic.
  • Offers guidance and tools for dealing with challenges that may arise from having family members who are neurodiverse from each other.

Your family does not need to be distressed

We are here to help you through this process.

Using methods like Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT), Neuroscience and Satir in the Sand Tray (NSST), Somatic Attachment, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) we can create a therapeutic environment that nurtures and heals both children and parents. 

These methods are effective in improving parent-child relationships, resolving individual issues, and fostering a greater understanding within the family. Each session is customized to address the unique needs of the family, ensuring a supportive and healing journey.

Frequently asked questions about Family Counselling

In sessions, you and your child will explore challenges in a safe, supportive environment. Techniques like play therapy are used for children to express themselves, while parents receive guidance on understanding and supporting their child’s emotional needs. Your counsellor may also suggest doing some work together in the sand tray  to help both you and your child to start to understand each other better.

Play therapy allows children to communicate their feelings and experiences in a natural, non-threatening way. It helps them process emotions and fosters healing, especially in younger children who may struggle to express themselves verbally.

Yes, counselling provides tools and strategies for both children and parents to manage emotional and behavioral issues. It enhances understanding, improves communication, and teaches effective ways to address and resolve these challenges.

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