PARENTS + FAMILIES
Counselling for parents
When we become parents our relationship as a couple changes and evolves. It becomes more complex as the needs of our child take priority over other issues.
Aside from the practical challenges, parenthood presents the potential for damage to our closest relationship – the one with our partner.
Counselling for parents focuses on helping you better understand your relationship, the changes that naturally occur in parenthood and how best to manage them.
Use the links below to find out more about counselling for parents with The Spark:
- What is counselling for parents?
- The benefits of counselling for parents
- How does counselling work?
- Professional standards
- Get in touch and make an enquiry
What is counselling for parents?
Relationship counselling for parents focuses on ways to help improve the important relationships in your life, particularly with your partner and children.
Working with one of The Spark’s counsellors you and your partner will find a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to discuss past and present issues.
Once those issues are explored and understood as a couple, you can then consider ways to improve your relationship with each other and your children.
The benefits of relationship counselling for parents?
Counselling sessions help us consider how we behave, why we feel certain emotions and why we respond the way we do.
This includes considering past experiences from early childhood or other relationships. Untangling these issues, therefore, provides an understanding of what each person requires as an individual and a parent.
Appointments are available and 95% of our clients attend a counselling session within 2 weeks of contacting The Spark.
How does counselling for parents work?
Couples counselling sessions for parents are available using our online counselling service.
Sessions last between 50 minutes and 1 hour with a trained counsellor. The counsellor will ask some questions about your relationship and what you would like to achieve, as a couple, with counselling.
Typically the counsellor will ask you both questions about your experiences and how you are feeling. If you are not comfortable talking it might take other forms like drawing or writing down your thoughts.
Sometimes the counsellor may ask to see each of you individually or on alternate appointments. In all cases, you will find a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Appointments are available including daytime, evening and Saturday appointments.
Professional and clinical excellence assured
We are proud to be a recipient of the COSCA Recognition Scheme Award for Organisations undertaking Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland.
This award reflects our commitment to professional and clinical excellence in our counselling services.
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