Counselling for parents

Counselling Support for Families, Parents & Guardians of Teens and Young Adults in Taunton.

I provide Parents and carers counselling online services in Somerset and cross the UK , Supporting Families, Parents, Guardians and carers that aim to enhance the co-parenting relationship and promote the mental health, growth, and well-being of their children.

Are you parents and caregivers in Taunton, Somerset, UK or anywhere else concerned about your child’s behaviour? Are you worried that they might get into trouble or that they are hanging out with the wrong crowd? Do they exhibit behaviors that make you feel helpless or question your parenting skills, thinking that they are spiraling out of control? I offer a Parents and carers counselling online service specifically designed for parents and caregivers in Taunton, Somerset, as well as online across the UK. 

As loving parents and caregivers, we have a  significant role in educating children and adolescents on how to comprehend and effectively manage their emotions while they progress in life.

I provide a safe platform for parents and caregivers to discuss any problems, decisions, worries, or life changes they may be facing. The issues we address do not have to be solely about parenting.

Parents and carers counselling in Somerset and across the UK

Child and family counseling assists children in  enhancing their capacity to connect and communicate, fostering amicable relationships with their parents, families, friends, and communities.

 

Family counseling aims to address ongoing stress within the family unit, fostering positive relationships among parents, guardians, and their children. The primary focus is on creating a friendly and supportive environment, where trust is built and effective communication skills are developed and practiced.

 I assist parents in processing any issues that may be impacting their relationship with their child, adolescent, or young person. I empower parents to seek guidance for any uncertainties, questions, concerns, or feelings of inadequacy, as these factors have the potential to strain their connection with their child.

You may be experiencing some of the following parenting issues:

  • Parents and carers who is experiencing some problems with your child or children, whether they are young, adolescent or fully grown
  • Thinking about fostering, adopting or stepchildren and managing the impact and effects this has on you
  • Experiencing empty nest syndrome and its effects on you or the family unit
  • Coping with living with an adult child or children who can’t afford to leave home – and negotiating the shared living issues it causes
  • Have blended family problems – communication, power struggles, resentment, negotiating ‘holidays or family celebrations’ … ‘who has the kids at Christmas?’
  • Counselling parents with Homosexual Children- if your child has come out to you as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or similar
  • You may be negotiating the troubles and challenges of divorce, separation, step-parenting and lone parenting on the family
  • Family issues that arise following a traumatic event – the death of a family member, serious injury, rape or attack
  • Parenting issues and worries of the new born baby or child
  • Parenting issues and challenges of an adolescent, teenager or young adult
  • Single parent challenges

•Parent-Teen Conflict, •Bullying / Being Bullied, •Social Skills Academic •Pressure, Mood Swings, •Social Anxiety, Self – •Esteem / Self-Confidence, •Sports performance, •Depression, Peer Pressure / Social Judgment, Anxiety, •Grief / Loss, Attention / •Concentration / •Hyperactivity, Development •Transition, •Sexual Identity / •Orientation, Abuse / •Neglect / Assault, Life •Management (organization, planning, decision making)

Substance-Related and Addictive issues

  • Alcohol-related
  • Cannabis-related
  • Hallucinogen-related
  • Inhalant-related
  • Sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-related
  • Stimulant-related
  • Tobacco-related
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  • Parents and carers who is experiencing some problems with your child or children, whether they are young, adolescent or fully grown
  • Thinking about fostering, adopting or stepchildren and managing the impact and effects this has on you
  • Experiencing empty nest syndrome and its effects on you or the family unit
  • Coping with living with an adult child or children who can’t afford to leave home – and negotiating the shared living issues it causes
  • Have blended family problems – communication, power struggles, resentment, negotiating ‘holidays or family celebrations’ … ‘who has the kids at Christmas?’
  • Counselling parents with Homosexual Children- if your child has come out to you as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or similar
  • You may be negotiating the troubles and challenges of divorce, separation, step-parenting and lone parenting on the family
  • Family issues that arise following a traumatic event – the death of a family member, serious injury, rape or attack
  • Parenting issues and worries of the new born baby or child
  • Parenting issues and challenges of an adolescent, teenager or young adult
  • Single parent challenges

Some benefits of Parents and Carers counselling include:

  • I will give you an unbiased outsider’s view into your home which has no judgement, allowing you to make objective decisions for your good.
  • Together we will figure out a better understanding of your parenting style. You may notice the pros and cons of your inherent way of parenting, which might help you make adjustments where needed.
  • Better conflict management skills. Parent counselling with me may help you gain techniques to handle conflict – which might indirectly teach your children about healthy conflict and a good opener for communication as opposed to violent and confusing confrontation.
  • You might find a way to better manage parental expectations. When a parent-child conflict has reached the point where neither of you can be a winner – the best thing to do is step back and revaluate what you are expecting of your child. Through Parent counselling with me, we will walk through the best way to do this, and figure out a way to navigate these conflicts.

How can Parents and Carers counselling Service help?

Bringing your parenting concerns to therapy will enable you to listen to and comprehend your worries, pinpoint the underlying causes of misunderstanding and miscommunication, find comfort in knowing that you are doing well, or determine areas where assistance may be needed if you are not managing as effectively.

This is the period when unaddressed anxieties and concerns, coupled with fatigue, can escalate into post-natal depression.

What activities can be done at home?

• Allocate time for communication, specifically for one-on-one conversations – Engage in meaningful conversations while participating in activities together, so that they become comfortable discussing their emotions.
• Engage in playtime together – Playtime fosters curiosity, facilitates learning, problem-solving, and enables the expression of emotions without the use of words.
• Serve as a role model – Demonstrate effective ways to manage challenging emotions and prioritize self-care.

Key parenting tips to remember:
  • Model, don’t manipulate.
  • Lead, don’t intimidate.
  • Support, don’t shame.
  • Encourage, don’t threaten.
  • Guide, don’t push.
  • Listen, don’t lecture.

If you’re looking for information on child mental health and wellbeing, the NHS is a great resource. For more specialised information, Young Minds, MindEd, and our Acorn Therapy Useful links  are excellent sources

No one should have to suffer alone, whether you are a parent, carer, or child. I am here to provide support and assistance, both in person and online via Zoom, no matter where you are in the world.

I provide a FREE initial consultation counselling session, following which parents can proceed to weekly sessions. You have the option to attend the sessions with your partner, co-parent, or by yourself. I work with a diverse range of parents from various backgrounds and circumstances. My practice is inclusive, promoting equality, and culturally aware.