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Adults, children, families, groups, learning disabilities, challenging behaviours, Autism, employee counselling and various Mental Health Conditions (low to high intensity cases)

Child Counselling and Assessments in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Bristol and Monmouthshire r
Child Counselling & Assessments
Child Counselling and Assessments in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Bristol and Monmouthshire r
Family Counselling & Mediation
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Group Mediation and Family Mediation in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Bristol and Monmouthshire r
Group Mediation and Family Mediation
Child Counselling and Assessments in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Bristol and Monmouthshire r
Children & Teenagers

Family Mediation

Psychological support can aid the child, adult and families. I offer family mediation with a focus of support to improving relationships within families, which may improve relationships, reduce stress and avoid family breakdown.

I encourage direct referrals from parents/carers and can support you with various issues. I also accept referrals (with your consent) from agencies and professionals such as schools, employers, social care and GP’s.

Family issues and challenges are common and using a systemic approach to support the whole family can be useful. The challenges, which affect family life, may be as a result of illness, relationship issues or disabilities. Sometimes the difficulties you and / or your child are experiencing may be linked to a recent life event or something ongoing. A counselling psychologist can assist you to identify and explore issues and formulate a plan to overcome them.

My research interests are within families who have a child with learning disabilities. Research suggests that when a child has a learning disability, the rate of disturbance in families rises, with reported high levels of stress and distress occurring. I also have experience with families were children have become looked after i.e. lived in care or been fostered.

The most significant approaches I have used with families has been to help them communicate with each other and to understand where conflict is arising (especially with older children / teens in the house). Additionally, when there are mental health conditions, health issues or marital difficulties, medication can be beneficial.

Depending on the circumstance and needs of you and your family, we may meet as a group or as individuals initially. I may also suggest working with siblings and parents individually and then bringing the group together. The flow of the support will be discussed and agreed together. I will use assessments with you to monitor progress and help us indentify aims and issues.

Session Costs

Family mediation starts at £120 per session.

Fees can be paid by cheque, cash or bank transfer, at the beginning or in advance of the session. 24 hours notice is required for cancellations, otherwise you will be charged for the full session.

The Referral Process

For more information on how to arrange a session please refer to the Referral and the Process of Counselling section.

Contact

Email: rebecca@totalpsychology.co.uk

Telephone: 07908518362