Family therapy is a safe space where families can productively explore their emotions and relationships with each other. This allows family to gain understanding and respect for each other’s unique experiences and individual needs. Family therapy helps to strengthen family relationships, improve communication within the family, benefiting all members of the family while improving the functionality of the unit.
Sarah Bergman at Counselling on the Coast understands the complicated dynamics of family through her lived experience of being a daughter, sister, aunty, wife and mother. Sarah will support families without judgement and will assist all family members to gain the confidence to articulate how they feel and what they need from their family to feel comfortable and heard within their unique unit.
Parenting is 24/7 and while it can be filled with reward and joy it can also be relentless, frustrating, confusing and worrying.
Often in families we bring our patterns from our extended family into our immediate family and play out our old unhealed relationships with our children (and spouse). This can feel old but familiar and leave you feeling confused. You may feel stuck and unsure of what is happening in your relationship with your children, especially in the teenage years.
Sarah Bergman at Counselling on the Coast understands the trials and tribulations of parenting, (having four of her own) and will support you without judgement with your parenting concerns. Sometimes just having a professional counselor to talk with and knowing you are not alone makes all the difference.
Parenting is a lifelong relationship, with people that we love deeply and who grow physically, psychologically, and mentally right before our eyes. We know our children as babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, and young adults and with each stage, change occurs not only within our children as they grow but within our relationships with them. This can happen at a rate that takes time to adjust and catch up to, often talking and seeking support from a professional family counsellor can help with this adjustment.