Children refers to any client under the age of 14 that seeks to access Centacare FNQ's services. Children under 14 will need their parent or guardian's consent to attend counselling.
Adolescence describes the stage in a person's life between childhood and adulthood: "It is the period of human development during which a young person must move from dependency to independence, autonomy and maturity"
This is a time when the young person moves from being part of the family group to being part of the peer group, and ultimately to standing alone as an adult.
However, as many parents discover, this transition can often be fraught with challenges. The pathway from dependence to independence is very often not smooth. And when we throw biological, psychological, sexual, social, and moral and spiritual challenges into the equation – the result can cause quite an impact on family dynamics.
Adults include any client 18 years and over that seeks to access Centacare FNQ's services, for assistance with family or relationship issues.
Contact us for more information about the Counselling services we offer.
Phone: (07) 4044 0130
Intimate partner relationships can be a source of our greatest joy and pain. It is very often with our intimate partner, that we make ourselves most vulnerable. We seem to require more of this relationship; expect more; and feel things more intensely.
When we fight with our partner, we are really protesting over emotional disconnection. Underneath all the distress, partners are asking each other: "Can I count on you, depend on you? Are you there for me? Will you respond to me when I need, when I call? Do I matter to you? Am I valued and respected by you? Do you need me, rely on me?"
Most often, this 'protest' is coming from a place of wanting to re-establish a sense of safe connection with each other, but maybe not being sure how.
This is where Couples Counselling can be extremely helpful. It gives the couple an opportunity to examine the patterns that exist in their relationship and to help them to renegotiate a safe connection.
Therapy which includes children or other family members is called Family Therapy. It is different to Couples Counselling in that it can involve all members of the family - or those members that the family feel would benefit from therapy.