Family life is fulfilling but can also be complicated. We know that things like separation, kids getting into trouble, blended families, new babies and money troubles can affect the whole family. Relate Family Counselling offers a flexible approach to sorting out problems. Everyone has family arguments at some time. Usually these just blow over, but sometimes they just get worse. This is when a Relate Family Counsellor can help you work things out in a way that’s best for everyone.
How Does it Work?
Relate Family Counsellors don’t take sides and won’t tell you what to do. They will explore with you your relationships within the family and work with you to talk through and sort out the problems. When you contact us, we will ask you about your availability and then set up regular appointments. The counsellor might suggest that family members sometimes come alone or in smaller groups or bring other relatives to some sessions.
You will meet with a counsellor, who will provide confidential and non-judgemental support, and who will encourage everyone who comes to have their say and to share their feelings if they wish.
At the first appointment, the counsellor will ask you to talk through what’s happening and what you’d like to change. You will then work with the counsellor to decide what happens next.
Counselling is a different experience for everyone and what happens in your sessions will depend very much on what you hope to achieve and on the unique needs of the family.
You can expect Family Counselling to help you build stronger relationships between every member of the family and help you to work together as a team
How can Family Counselling help me?
If you have problems as a family, Family Counselling can help the whole family to communicate better and to understand and resolve differences.
When families go through change, it can be difficult to learn to adapt. Counselling can help family members support one another through these difficult times, to reduce conflict and arguments and grow stronger as a result.
It’s amazing how many parents realise the extent to which their child has bottled up their feelings – once the child feels safe, they can speak openly for the first time. Children really appreciate being listened to. They pick up conflict and if they don’t have another outlet it can badly affect them.
To find out more about Family Counselling, or to make an appointment, call 01483 602998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Children and Young People Counselling
Relate West Surrey now offer counselling for children and young people between 10 and 18 years old. If you need help as a young person, or if you are a parent with a child in need, get in touch with us. Click here for more information.