Family’s involve a complex system of integrated relationships that are constantly reacting to changes from its individual members. The choices and decisions made by individuals impact the entire system and cause a ripple effect throughout the whole family.
It is important for each member of the family to feel heard, their opinions and concerns validated and to be given the opportunity to express feelings and concerns that are affecting their lives.
A teenage daughter experiencing low self esteem, though happening specifically to her, affects the whole family. This issue that she is facing is not just her problem but has become a problem within the whole family system. However, it is her who is the expert on how she feels. She needs to be heard and not just the recipient of advice giving.
Couples who are experiencing turmoil in their relationship with each other , sometimes get to the point where communication leads only to frustration. Unfortunately, people tend to listen with the intent to respond rather than the intent to understand. This is where professional counselling can offer a different perspective.
If you feel that you have reached a point where you need to talk to someone, give me a call or send me an email and we can set up a time to meet in person to discuss your situation.