Have you ever wondered ‘why does he/she behave like that?’  Or maybe you are worried that your child or teenager is struggling and finding it hard to tell you why.  They may have become withdrawn, choosing not to spend time with friends, or struggling to be honest with you about what is wrong.   Their behaviour may have changed and you feel that you have ‘lost your child’. This can often impact on the whole family as the ‘problem’ seems to affect others and affect other relationships within the family.

There may be difficulties for parents and children when parents no longer live together and a child is managing the process of having two homes.  Children may feel disloyal spending time with the ‘other parent’ and if communication between parents is difficult, this too can be hard for everyone.

Counselling can give your child the chance to work through these issues.  Sometimes this may be play therapy for a younger child, or work with an adolescent.  It is usually helpful if parents are able to come along in the first instance to talk about what they see happening.