Having healthy, loving relationships with each person in our family is something we all want. We hope that everyone will be respectful, understanding and work as a team.
However, it is often quite challenging to maintain harmony in a group of people with different needs as well as being at different points in life.
We may worry that we are not connecting well with one or all members of our family. If as a family we are not on the same page or are finding it difficult to be heard and understood the way we intend family counselling may be helpful.
HOW FAMILY COUNSELLING CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY
Family Counselling provides with a safe place to hear and understand each other and then create a united plan to grow together and support one other. Family Counselling can be helpful for all to attend or it may be for only the sibling group or parent and child counselling.
Having a neutral, non-judgemental third person to reframe and reflect what you are trying to let your family member's know can facilitate the correction of misunderstandings and create new guidelines that become the basis of your relationships into the future.
REASONS FOR FAMILY COUNSELLING
Wattleseed Centre WA can help you and your family explore your experience with:
- Anger and Emotional Outbursts
- Mindful Separation
- Blending Families
- Sadness and Loss
- Adapting to FIFO
- Parent Child Connection
- Sibling Harmony
- Rebuilding Trust
- Future Plan and Goal Setting
STEPS IN FAMILY COUNSELLING
Prior to attending as a family the Counsellor will meet with the adults only to explore your hopes and concerns for family counselling. If the Counsellor deems it unsuitable for family counselling as there is family violence behaviours present, individual counselling for each person will be recommended. If the family counselling session is for parent child counselling, the first session will be for the parent only.
Prior to attending as a family the Counsellor will meet with the children as a group to explore their hopes and concerns for family counselling. If the Counsellor deems it unsuitable for family counselling as there is family violence behaviours present, individual counselling for each person will be recommended. If the family counselling session is for parent child counselling, the second session will be for the child only.
Ongoing family counselling that operates as per the group rules established in the first family counselling session. The Counsellor ensures each member has the opportunity to speak, be heard and for others to acknowledge their understanding of what was shared.
BREAK OUT SESSIONS
As required the Counsellor may recommend that a break out session occurs. This is when the Counsellor spends some time with each of you to individually explore how the family sessions are going and ensure that family counselling is in alignment with your individual goals.
FREE TIP SHEETS
Wattleseed Centre WA provides free tip sheets that you will find helpful prior to your counselling session.
Head over to the resources page and DOWNLOAD & SHARE the tip sheets that interest you.