Transitional stages of family evolution: development and adjustment; repair and improve.
- 50 min50 minutes
- 167 New Zealand dollars$167
- Marlborough Community Centre
Families represent alive and dynamic systems that go through developmental stages. Even the happiest ones, all families face specific difficulties transitioning from one step to another. Recently married couples experience obstacles that differ from couples who have lived together for many years. Parents of young children do not face the same difficulties as teenagers' parents. Problems arise with every change and require a significant restructuring of relationships. If the family system wants to overcome the crises, then every family member must learn how to communicate in a new way, change the perception of each one's role, and develop new rules. It is teamwork and requires commitment from each family member. The counsellor or therapist's role is to facilitate the change - increasing the well-being of individual family members while strengthening bonds between them. A family needs help if it has the following problems: - family members who suffer from alcohol, drugs or other addictions. - a child has an illness whose symptoms improve or disappear entirely outside the family (for example, in a hospital) and increase when at home. - "difficult" children, "uncontrollable" teenagers. - parents fail to find a common language with growing children. - a spouse is in constant conflict with the "older generation" - their parents or the in-laws, who in one way or another take an active part in family life. - adultery/affairs. - the family is on the verge of divorce. - the divorce happened, but the child/children struggled with the separation. - constant or frequent conflict with parents and siblings. - a family that is not a stable source of positive influence or support since family members have little or no contact with each other. - maintains a residence with parents and has been unable to live independently for more than a brief period. - a long period of non-communication with parents, and description of self as the "black sheep." - remarriage of two parties, both of whom bring children into the marriage from previous relationships. - parents in conflict over parenting methods and styles for their minor children. - traumatic life events. - grief and loss. Sessions usually are 50 minutes long and arranged to fit your schedule. If you are in Blenheim or Marlborough region, please, come to my office. My office is set up well for a family counselling session. I accept bookings when 100% prepayment is made.
With cancellations, there is no charge with three working days’ notice or longer. Less than 3 days but up to 2 days there is a charge of 50% and if one days’ notice or less is given the full fee is charged, unless under extraordinary circumstances. Thank you in advance!
25 Alfred Street, Blenheim, New Zealand