Modern families are subject to all sorts of stresses, so it’s little wonder that at times the relationships within them may become a little strained. Whether it’s problems coping with rebellious teens, conflicting parenting priorities, difficulties with the in-laws or a change in circumstances which is putting additional pressure on the family unit, there are numerous reasons why families may need a little extra help. Canberra residents can access family counselling when they turn to us. It is intended to address the problems families face, giving them the tools to find ways forward that work for them. Family counselling can be inter-generational and also include blended family members. The aim of the family counselling experience when they turn to us is always to find a mutually satisfactory solution to current issues. In addition, it is intended to equip families with the skills needed to enable them to minimise the risk of unhelpful conflict in the future.
DIPAC offers family counselling services for the Canberra, Queanbeyan and ACT region from our offices at Level 1-18 The Realm, National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600. If you would like to see a family counsellor in Canberra or just want to talk to someone, we can help. Call today on: 02 6198 3423 or use our contact form.
Canberra families turn to is DIPAC because they know they are in the best hands to assist them with achieving positive outcomes. DIPAC founder and principal practitioner Darleen Barton is family focused and pro-family. Our counselling services are delivered by qualified, experienced therapists who have particular expertise in family work. They have been trained to relate well to children and adults, offering a range of therapeutic approaches that ensure we can offer a way of working that’s suitable for almost every family. Because our therapists also offer anxiety counselling Canberra, grief counselling and relationship counselling. Canberra residents who utilise us can expect a holistic approach to their problems which tackles the issues influencing the family conflict as well as the conflict itself.
DIPAC is committed to finding practical solutions within a realistic time span. The aim is to deliver a measurable difference within relatively few sessions. We view effective counselling as about providing longer-term benefits as well as short-term resolutions. Your family should leave counselling with the skills needed to ensure that whatever the future may hold, the family can work together to deal with a difficult situation in an empowered and positive way.
There are numerous circumstances in which family counselling may be of benefit. Do not think of your struggles as failure, rather as pro-actively seeking to learn the skills you all need to become even stronger. The type of issues which family counselling Canberra locals find has helped them to deal with include:
- Inter-generational conflict
- Sibling rivalry
- Issues around establishing positive relationships within blended families
- Dealing with a life-changing event (for example bereavement, family illness, unemployment or similar)
- Marital breakdown and the effect this has on children
- Arguments / conflict resolution
- Dealing with substance abuse
- Coping effectively with mental health issues as a family
- Estranged families wanting to reconnect
There are both short-term and longer-term benefits in opting for family counselling. Canberra families tell us that counselling has given them:
- A safe space to talk about issues
- A neutral environment where there is a skilled, empathetic counsellor on hand who can offer insight without taking sides or dictating the outcome of the process
- A chance to learn the skills needed to communicate more effectively
- A process that empowers all family members to work with each other, rather than being antagonistic.
Family counselling can transform family relationships, as well as provide a firm basis for moving forward. Note that family counselling is suitable for all types of family groups. Families come in many different shapes and sizes, all of whom may benefit from counselling.
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