You may feel that there is a gap in your connection with family members and that you are having difficulty seeing eye-to-eye, overwhelmed, and in constant conflict. This may be affecting the overall harmony and satisfaction to live comfortably in your home. The general feeling of tension can just get too much and you might want to explore what counselling can do for you and your family. Family counselling can help with identifying the triggers and boundaries of each person and developing strategies to respectfully discuss and resolve grievances in a constructive way.
One or more people in the home may be struggling with a mental health concern, which can create turmoil and added stress in the environment. Counselling can help understand the nature and impact of the mental health challenges for all of the family members. Counselling can also assist with developing ways to better relate with each other that are for greater harmony and happiness in the home.
Loss of a family member can be one of the most devastating events experienced in a family. Counselling can help with learning how the family can move forward in life while honouring and respecting the memory of a member. Sometimes a loss in a family might be a physical, mental, social, or occupational loss that someone has suffered. Learning how to move forward and building on the existing strengths is often the strategy that counselling assists members with to reclaim some normality and sense of satisfaction back in life.
Whether it is a move, change in job, or other transition in life, such big changes can shake the foundations of the family's sense of cohesion and the happiness of each member. Counselling can assist the family with exploring the needs of each member in the transition, bolster and build on the existing strengths of the family as a whole, and assist with developing strategies for solving problems that arise in the transition process.
Separation and divorce in a family changes the very foundations and can leave each member trying to figure out how to cope with the new dynamic. Counselling can help overcome some of the obstacles that go along with separation and divorce to harmoniously integrate each member into the new family dynamic. Identifying the needs of each person in the new dynamic and improving discussion is paramount because the new setup often requires negotiating new roles and ways of relating with each member.
Additional Practice Areas
If you have concerns about issues that were not mentioned in the menu, Lifespring offers family counselling services for many other areas. Feel free to inquire about our areas of practice at 604.200.9681 or firstname.lastname@example.org