Families & Parenting

We are offering in-clinic appointments, where it is appropriate and safe to do so. We are also set up to offer on-line (Telehealth) for families.

We are keen to work with your family’s strengths, values and priorities.

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Sometimes families need some extra help with the very real ‘everyday challenges’ and stresses of parenting. At these times families can benefit from ‘Parent Coaching’ to get back on track, learn new strategies and skills so your family can become stronger and more resilient.

Some families may be experiencing more significant struggles, we are trained in a range of therapies and can select the best approach to fit your family. We offer therapeutic counselling to parents or whole families and are particularly keen to involve Dad’s in the counselling process.

We work with parents, carers and foster parents who would like help to:

Understand, ‘tune in’ and respond effectively to your child’s challenging behaviours, especially when your child struggles with regulating ‘Big Feelings’

Adjust to and cope with the many challenges of conceiving, pregnancy, having a new baby and becoming a ‘family’

Develop a closer bond and attachment to your child or baby

Engage in playful connection and learn/relearn ‘play skills’

Learn how to ‘regulate’ your own emotional responses, and develop self compassion, so you can parent in your preferred ways (Parenting is a very difficulty job!)

Learn to work more closely together and support each other as a ‘parenting team’hands images

Gain increased confidence in addressing difficulties and challenges with children’s sleeping, social skills and sibling conflicts

Learn how to provide ‘reparative parenting’ to a child who has experienced early trauma/abuse/neglect and ‘unsafe parenting’

Respond to the complex family challenges, for everyone in the family, when you have a  child has unique abilities or special needs

Develop understanding and skills in responding to a ‘clingy’ or highly anxious child

Develop confidence & skills in both self-care & advocating for your child with special needs, while growing your family resilience.

Develop your skills in ‘Mindful Parenting’ and ‘Emotion Coaching’ and help your child develop ‘Emotional Intelligence’

Manage the challenges of parenting when you, yourself are coping with mental illness or chronic physical illness

Respond to the special family challenges following parental uncoupling (separation or divorce), including:

  • Rebuilding a new and different sense of family identity
  • Establishing safety and predictability
  • Adjusting to ‘To-And-Fro’ shared parenting
  • Building strong relationships within blended families
  • Responding to children’s emotional experiences

Increase family Strength, Connection, Resilience and Harmony

We can offer NDIS therapeutic support services

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