Counselling for Parents and Families

Are you struggling with being a parent or need some skills to help you have a happier home? Here at Live Well Now we know how stressful and also rewarding being a parent can be. We have the training and experience to help your family be stronger, happier, more resilliant and more connected. Some of the concerns we can help with are:

 

Family Conflict

Have arguments and fighting become a daily occurance in your home? Children won't do as they are asked and simple requests become screaming matches leaving you stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted? If any of this sounds like your house then you are not alone. Consulting one of our qualified psychologists can assist you to identify negative patterns of relating in your home, develop strategies for managing challenging behaviours, better manage your emotions and have a happier, more peaceful home.

 

Parenting Issues

At Live Well Now we can provide education and support on a variety of parenting issues such as managing children's behaviour, developmental milestones, coping with challenging children, sibling rivalry, conflict, sleep problems, discipline, relationship problems and many more.

 

Managing Children’s Behaviour

It can be difficult as a parent to manage some of the more challenging childhood behaviours such as tantrums, hitting, biting, ignoring, swearing, yelling and refusing to do everyday tasks, to name a few. Consulting a psychologist at Live Well Now can assist you to understand what your child is trying to say and how to effectively repond to reduce challenging behaviours.

 

Surviving the Teenage Years

The teenage years can be a struggle for both parents and teens. If your teenager is driving your crazy or you are worried your teenager might not make it to adulthood then it might be time to stop struggling and get some help. We have assisted many families to navigate the pitfalls of adolescence and develop stronger relationships.

 

Post Natal Depression

The period after the birth of a child is one of many changes and mixed emotions. For many it is a time of joy but post natal depression or the baby blues is far more common than most people believe, affecting one in seven women. Because there are so many expectations about motherhood, many suffering from the baby blues hide their true feelings. Symptoms can include feeling sad a lot of the time, constant worrying, feeling panicky, lack of interest in the baby or other activities, sleeping problems, feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope,  or even not wanting to live. If you think you may be sufferring from post natal depression then it is important to talk to your GP as soon as possible. Counselling has been proven to assist with post natal depression and here at Live Well Now we want you to be able to enjoy this special time, so call us today.