Working with Parents
When a child or young person is experiencing difficulties this also effects the whole family. At times parents own difficulties may interfere with their ability to parent and support the child. Sometimes difficulties in family relationships may be expressed by one child in the family.
A psychotherapist supports parents by helping them to understand their child’s behaviour and emotional needs. This kind of support can be explored in different ways. Sometimes one or both parents can be seen separate from the child. Other times a combination of parent and child sessions may be helpful. Parent work explores different ways of parenting and improves family relationships.