The Role of the Parent/Guardian
I work with the parents and guardians in order to achieve a positive and healthy outcome for the child/teen. The parent/guardian is completely involved in the process and take an active role in the child/teens management of their issues. I teach the techniques to the parent so that they can continue with such practices at home. The way we see it is, 10% of the work is carried out during a session and 90% is carried out at home with the child/teen and their parents. It is a whole family approach, whereby everyone must all come together to share the same objectives of what it is they want to achieve and how they will achieve them. Watching your child carry the burden of anxiety, anger, fear etc also brings about very stressful feelings for the parent also which are taken into consideration. Moving forward therefore is a group effort within the entire family, whereby the entire family reap the benefits.