Parental Therapy

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”
– C.S. Lewis

Children can be a source of joy and at times, can challenge our patience and bring us to our knees.​


  • Conflict between siblings
  • Conflict between parents and children
  • Identify the role of culture in parenting strategies
  • Negative thoughts and feelings of despair around parenting
  • Becoming more effective in interpersonal relationships


We can get stuck in roles and patterns that are difficult to break. As parents, we don’t always know how to respond to our children’s behaviour or how to handle tough parenting situations. Children communicate their feelings through their behaviour. When a child’s behaviour is causing trouble at school or disrupting families life, it is important to get help. Your child’s behaviour (withdrawn, anxious, irritable, disruptive, melting down, or getting into fights) is a form of communication.


Through counselling, I help parents to uncover their thoughts and feelings around parenting, children, and themselves. This knowledge assists parents in identifying when and why a child’s behaviour would “trigger” them and why they respond in a specific manner. Parents also become more aware of how their actions may impact those around them.

We also learn about the developmental stages of children and what is appropriate behaviour for those stages. I will equip you with strategies around dealing with situations that may lead to you feel hopeless, frustrated, sad, or angry. I will teach you how to build a stronger connection and to improve your communication with your child and other family members.


  • Understanding yourself and your child
  • Developing the courage to be imperfect
  • Listening and talking to your child
  • Discipline that makes sense
  • Identify and understand your child's behavior.
  • Learning more about how children grow and change
  • Help you to accept emotions making them more manageable
  • Learn healthy coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety


  • Does your child cope poorly with stress, throw tantrums or act out in aggressive or angry ways?
  • Does your child complain of frequent stomachaches or headaches?
  • Does your child experience sudden and frequent panic attacks?
  • Does your child have difficulty tolerating disappointment, frustration, or stress?
  • Does your child struggle with a low self-esteem or experiencing bullying?
  • Does your child experience problems that affect how well they do, feel, or act?


I provide a safe place where parents can explore the struggles they face daily, gain a new perspective, learn parenting tools, and learn new ways of being and responding to their children. These sessions have a positive impact on the dynamics of the family, leading to a healthy family where children feel safe and nurtured. Gain the help, reassurance and guidance you need to realise your potential as a successful parent.


The benefits of counselling are extensive. You develop greater self-awareness and insight, which enables you to grow in all areas of your life, helping you to become the person you want to be. To achieve this, I use a holistic approach and aim to go beyond merely addressing the immediate symptoms you may be experiencing. My goal is to assist you in developing effective ways of coping while exploring and addressing the underlying issues that are contributing to current life struggles, emotional distress, or interpersonal problems. You will develop a greater sense of self-acceptance and an enhanced level of self-esteem that enables you to build stronger relationship connection and help you to thrive both in your personal life, as parent and or partner, at school/university, and in your professional life. 


“I felt desperate, and it felt like everything was out of my control, but now I know better ways to cope with how I am feeling.”  T.S.

Choosing The Right Therapist For You

The match between therapist and client is essential because a trusting client-therapist relationship is a crucible of wellness and successful therapy.  I want to encourage you to read more about my approach to working with teensadults, and parents so that you can determine whether I might be a good match for you or child.

If you have any other questions and would like to learn more about the therapy services I offer, please feel free to contact me by phone at +64 27 7765 008 or email me. You may also request an appointment by clicking on the button below.


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