How parents can support their child’s counselling
Posted on 22nd September 2023 at 15:01
By Julie Wales, Family & Special Needs Counsellor
Supporting a child's counselling is essential for their emotional well-being and growth. I have many parents contact me to help their child or young person with anxiety, low mood, school issues, friendships, family life…and more. The first thing I ask is “do they want to have counselling?” I need to know if they are motivated to change things and willing to engage with me. They need to be ready, able and willing. If they are happy to chat with me, then that’s great.
Here are some ways parents can effectively support their child's counselling process:
Remember, every child is unique, so your approach should be tailored to their personality and needs. The goal is to create a supportive environment where your child feels comfortable exploring their emotions and growth with the help of counselling.
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