Counselling for families
For children and young people struggling with difficulties such as anxiety and oppositional defiant disorders, family therapy – where children attend counselling sessions with one or more of their parents or family members – can be an effective solution.
Cogwheel Counselling has been providing affordable counselling to people in Cambridgeshire since 1988 and family counselling has been part of our services for the majority of this time.
When a child comes for an evaluation with us, in many cases we will recommend our family therapy service – this, of course, is not a requirement but it is something we encourage. There are many reasons why a child might be experiencing issues such as anxiety and depression and, to uncover what these reasons are, it is important that we explore the environment the child is living in. It is a collaborative process and understanding the interplay between the emotional states of different family members is key to systemic therapy.