Information for those with parental responsibility
in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
I speak from personal experience when I say it’s hard being a parent. In fact, parenting probably throws up more challenges than ever before as so many of us live a fast-paced life with less time to connect face to face.
I realise that taking your child for counselling can be daunting and worrying. You might be concerned about what they will say; that it’s a reflection on your parenting or that you have ‘done something wrong’. While it’s perfectly normal to feel that way, it’s also helpful to see counselling as something positive. A service that offers the external support that your child might need to negotiate the challenges of their individual world.
A word about confidentiality…..
If you are worried about your child, it’s completely natural to be curious about what is said in the therapy room. However, it’s an essential part of the client-counsellor relationship that what happens in the counselling room is kept confidential. The only exception to this is when something is discussed that suggests a person could be at risk, or if the client has given me permission to share information with a parent or person with responsibility.
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