What is family counselling?


Families can be very complicated. Every member of a household is unique with differing perspectives and attitudes. This is what can make being part of a family so rich and rewarding. But when a family experiences significant changes, these differences also contribute to feelings of anxiety, hurt and anger.

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Family counselling with The Spark helps each member of the family to understand the conflicts and disagreements that exist. Considering where they come from and how they can be overcome builds stronger relationships for the future.

To book a free 60 minute Welcome session freephone 0808 802 0050 or complete an online enquiry form.

Every counsellor with The Spark is an accredited member of one or more of the following organisations: COSCA, BACP, AFT or OTI.

Who is family counselling for?


Family counselling is for any family unit where there are difficulties and issues that cannot seem to be resolved at home. Seeking help is not an admission of failure on the part of parents. It is recognition of the need to find a solution because of the love you have for your partner and children.

As families are unique, each counselling process is different but there are similarities. The underlying issues and circumstances broadly fall into one of the following categories:

  • Life changes: births, parental unemployment, bereavement and empty nest
  • Sibling conflict
  • Adolescence
  • Communication issues: between parents, between parents and children, between children
  • Serious illness or traumatic experiences
  • Mistrust: a parental affair, mistrust between parent and child
  • Financial stresses and pressures

Talk to one of our advisors in confidence about family counselling on freephone 0808 802 0050 or complete an online enquiry form.

How does family counselling work?


family counselling roomOften the families that come to The Spark counselling are overwhelmed, sad, angry and seeking a solution. With The Spark, families are able to work through and understand their conflicts and disagreements. Once they have understood these issues and where they stem from, family counselling helps each member of the family to work collectively to deal with them.

Family counselling appointments typically last for 75 minutes and take place on a fortnightly basis in our Glasgow counselling centre.

To find out more about family counselling services from The Spark talk to one of our team on freephone 0808 802 0050 or complete an online enquiry form.