Children and Families

Are you wondering why your child is behaving in a certain way? Or maybe you are worried about a teenager who is struggling and finding it hard to tell you why? They may have become withdrawn, choosing not to spend time with family or friends, or struggling to be honest with you about what is wrong.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 seem to impact on the whole family as the ‘problem’ affects us and others. Sometimes young people find it hard to express how they are feeling and instead find ways to 'act it out'.

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.

All families are different and what works for one family may not work for another. I can help you explore and address the difficulties, supporting you in finding a way forward.