Parent Counselling and Consultation
Through parent counselling and consultation parents have the opportunity to gain insight into their child’s behaviour and develop the necessary tools and strategies to support their child in the most effective way. A focus on building strength in the parent-child relationship and attachment is the foundation for parenting strategies and recommendations.
In some cases Alison will provide parent consultation and counselling regarding a child and family that she is therapeutically supporting, and in other cases parents will choose or it will be recommended that they attend sessions without their child’s involvement. In either case it is important for parents to feel confident in a role to best support to their child, and to begin to understand the factors that are underlying their child’s behaviour and what the behaviour is communicating. Parents often require some support to remember that they are the best experts on their children and that they have the skills necessary to effectively support and care for them.