Parenting is tough…no doubt about it! There are so many books out there giving us conflicting information about bringing up children and adolescents. It can be hard at times to get the time and space and energy to reflect on our parenting (without the critical voice! Or the guilt monster taking over!)
Banksia Room offers a non-judgemental place to talk about the issues you are facing with your child or adolescent – sometimes it is helpful just to hear that your child is doing their job of being a kid or adolescent and being completely normal – and that they are ‘doing your head in’ is also completely normal. There are patterns we all get into as parents that impact on our children and family life. It can help to explore this with someone outside the family to address some of these patterns from your end in order to better support and have influence in your child or adolescent’s life. As a psychologist and family therapist I can help you do this.
It may also be that your child or adolescent is displaying some worrying behaviour and they are not prepared to get psychological help. It can still be useful to come to counselling and we can talk through how you can best manage that as their parent.
We are all doing our best at being parents and it certainly feels at times we are just flying by the seat of our pants. Taking time out for yourself to recharge, connect with people that matter to you, do things that nurture you and bring you energy are all ways of helping fill up our tank in order to be the best parents we can be.
Counselling also offers you time to reflect on how you are connecting with your child and/or adolescent – what is working and what isn’t. And what might be getting in the way of you connecting with them in a healthy way.
Banksia Room Psychology offers a calm, warm, safe and non-judgemental space to do this work.