Family members know exactly what to do and what to say – to push your buttons!
Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself, which can be difficult to tolerate at times. The family wants to protect you, it’s instinctive, they don’t want to see you make the same mistakes over and over, and above all they want you to thrive and find real happiness.
Of course, sometimes what a family member will assume is welcome advice may feel to you like them interfering! This can also be true when you are in a relationship and your family dynamic and way of communicating is perhaps entirely different to that of your partner’s.
If you feel that you need to talk through a family problem, please call Online Therapy to connect to our supporting life coaches, counsellors and therapists.
Family life isn’t always a bed of roses. Although we may source a great deal of support from our families, the challenges family life presents can often result in stress, strain and friction. Fortunately, if you are currently experiencing problems within your family and need a little help, our counselling services are for you.
Who is family counselling for?
Sometimes family harmony can break down when people feel they aren’t being listened to or appreciated. Money problems, substance abuse issues and work-related stress can all compromise the quality of family life. We can come to your assistance if you are arguing more than usual with your partner, are having difficulties with your children or if your marriage is facing problems. We offer a non-judgemental approach and ensure everyone’s voice is heard.
Problems within families can also arise when you break up with your partner and meet someone new. Your child or children may not get on with your new partner well or maybe angry that your previous relationship broke down. Separations can have a substantial effect on your child’s well-being, but this is also something that we can help with.
Why use our family counselling services?
Family breakdown often happens because at least one person’s needs, wishes and demands are not aligned with another’s. We have vast experience in conflict resolution and helping families reach compromises that suit everyone. We are only happy when we have helped you restore your relationship and returned harmony to your household. If you have attempted to resolve the situation without help and haven’t achieved the right outcome, we are keen to hear from you. There is no need to be ashamed of asking for help. Seeking out assistance when you require it is strong.
What sort of issues can family counselling help with?
Causes of disharmony within families can include unemployment, sibling conflict, poor communication, adolescence, illness, traumatic experiences, mistrust, dishonesty, infidelity, alcohol and drug abuse and many more. We are experienced in dealing with each of these issues and can use our knowledge and experience to help you reach the right outcome. Empty nest syndrome can also take a toll on family life as parents adjust to their children no longer being around. Again, this is something we can assist you with.
How can family counselling help my family?
No matter how angry, sad or overwhelmed you are feeling, we can help. We can help you gain a better understanding of why conflicts arise and how to work through them without becoming angry. Once you have a deeper understanding of why conflict is arising, you can become more equipped at dealing with friction within the home. When you use our family counselling services, we will closely assess your situation to identify the best way to help you. We will try our hardest to ensure everyone feels their feelings are acknowledged. Our services are designed to improve communication considerably so problems can be resolved more calmly in future.
Families tend to see a whole host of changes as the years go by. Each of these changes requires each family member to adapt and adjust. Even if other families you know don’t seem to have these problems, you never know what is happening behind closed doors. Friction within households is often natural and does not mean you have failed as a parent or partner.
Children and counselling for unique families
If most of the friction you are experiencing is between you and your partner rather than your children, it may still be affecting them. Some children hesitate to express their feelings about conflict because they feel it is not their place to comment, even it is affecting them. However, when they are invited into the conversation, this can be highly beneficial for their emotional and mental health. Some children may also feel “pushed out” of the family if you have remarried or your family has grown. By giving them an outlet to express their feelings, you can provide the support they need and remind them that they are valued. What happens during our childhood can affect us for the rest of our lives, so it’s very important to do all you can to maintain harmony within your household. Children may also feel they are not getting the attention they deserve if you have a particularly large family, though this is certainly not always the case.
Talk to our fully accredited counsellors and therapists
At Online Therapy 247, we are here for you around the clock if you require family counselling services of the highest standard. Get in touch today if you’ve been looking for trained therapists, digital counselling services and support groups. We can guide you through difficult times and bring each family member closer together. We offer family counselling via the phone, Zoom and email.