Parent-child relationships can be the cause of tremendous frustration for both parties at all ages. Parents are frustrated when children act disrespectfully. Children are frustrated when parental guidelines are unclear. Inconsistency in speech and actions by a parent can create defiance and disobedience in a child.
Counselling can help address the underlying basis for parent/child difficulties. Discipline and logical consequences are major keys in improving the relationship when children are young. Counsellors work with parents to find nonviolent solutions (like rule setting and consistency) to unacceptable behavior. Medications can help parents and teens or adults and their parents come up with agreements that work.
1) Parent-Child Interactive Training (PCIT): This interactive training programme helps to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and teaches parents effective relationship skills followed by skills of creating lasting behavioral change.
2) Child parent relationship training to teach parents PLAY THERAPY in order to attain skills to make changes in their child’s behavior.
3) Family therapy can also help to counsel to a parent child relation.
4) Supportive therapy can also be a help in this process. For example, supportive psychotherapy can be helpful in improving one’s adaptation capabilities, interactive functioning, emotional stability, pliability, coping, and confidence.
What is Depression?
We all go through ups and downs in our mood. Sadness is a normal reaction to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word ‘Depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is much more than just sadness. Depression is a form of what is known as a mood affective, disorder, because it is primarily concerned with a change in mood.
Symptoms in Depression:
- Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Appetite or weight changes
- Sleep change
- Irritability or restlessness
- Loss of energy
Depression counselling According to guidelines issued by the National Institute for health and care Excellence (NICE), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is among the recommended therapies for treating depression.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) may focus on issues such as bereavement or disputes with others that may be contributing to the depression.
Counselling for depression is also useful for tackling low self-esteem, relationship issues or persistent negative thinking that may be exacerbating the illness.
Typically, most counselling sessions for depression will take place over 12 to 20 weekly sessions of around one or two hours in length. These can be carried out in one-to-one sessions with a counsellor or in the form of group or couples counselling depending on the circumstances.