Family Support

Each individual family member has their own unique personality, needs, and viewpoints. Dave Wells Psychotherapy & Counselling supports children, adults and families experiencing crisis or distress.

In an environment of trust, respect, and neutrality, I am able to mediate and help you to gain a clearer understanding of the problems, interactions and tensions that exist between family members, and support parents in identifying appropriate strategies, or options, to ensure the best outcomes for yourself and your family.

Family dynamics:

The dynamics of families and family members are naturally diverse, with their values and influences coming down through generations. Experiencing conflict in personal relationships is therefore normal. However, sometimes relationship problems can become overwhelming, and professional support for those experiencing difficulties may be necessary to help set goals, mature, and establish harmony.

Unhealthy dynamics do not need to continue; they can be changed.  Changing a negative pattern that is causing stress begins with one person, and can bring immediate and long-term relief.

Difficult family situations:

There are a wide-range of circumstances that give rise to family crises or distress. Among these are:

  • Separation and divorce
  • Alcohol, drug, gambling addictions
  • Abused parent
  • Abusive parent
  • Parents who nag or criticize
  • Parents who are overprotective
  • Parents in new relationships or remarriage
  • Parents who fight
  • Poor health of Family member/s
  • Mental health problems
  • Child developmental difficulties
  • Teenage years
  • Work-related stress
  • Same sex attraction of a parent or a child
  • Gender-diversity of a parent or a child
  • Cultural difficulties
  • Bullying/harassment
  • Difference in opinions, personalities, beliefs, values or goals
  • Lack of trust or respect

None of these situations are unchangeable. Dave Wells Psychotherapy & Counselling offers confidential support, to both individuals and family groups, to enable critical life changes to be made.