I think my child/teen needs help but they don't want to come
If you are concerned or troubled by how your child/teen is coping or behaving for some reason, and they are not wanting to attend a session then please keep in mind that we are able to see parents on their own without the child/teen present. We frequently have sessions with parents in which we discuss what is happening at home, and support and advise parents in knowing what to do/how to cope/how to help their child or young person. Sometimes an hour with a psychologist talking through the issues can be enough for parents to know where to start.
We are sometimes able to also talk with parents about how they might bring up the idea of counselling with their young person or how to help them feel more comfortable coming along.