Family Counselling

Family Counselling

Family relationship support can be helpful for supporting relationships within the family system, as well as their impacts on individual family members. We work with all kinds of families, including adopted families, blended families, families with LGBTQ+ individuals or families who may be in the process of separating.

Parents, caregivers, children, siblings and extended family or even others who are not strictly related but are important within your family unit can take part in family counselling. Children however will not take part in the initial consultation.

Many of the families we support will reach out to us because they are experiencing one or more of the following issues;

  • Behavioural issues of children or teenagers
  • Emotional or wellbeing issues of one or more family member
  • Difficulties communicating and managing unhelpful conflict
  • Difficulties resolving issues around difference and diversity
  • Relationship breakdown, including parental separation or divorce
  • Adjusting to new family dynamics as a result of new relationships or endings
  • Disputes around parenting styles including the influence of extended family and in-laws
  • A significant life transition such as a child leaving home or a bereavement
  • Where a family issue remains unresolved and nothing else seems to be working

If you or your family are experiencing any of these difficulties or other challenges, therapeutic support can help you focus on your family system and find ways to resolve difficulties and concerns in your relationships with one another.

Below are some comments from families that we have worked with.

“How Relate NI helps people”

I found the Relationship MOT an excellent method of focusing on how we work as a couple and just as importantly, where we need to work. It was professional, insightful and well worth the time. It has reminded us of how much we have to be proud of in our relationship and why it is so important to occasionally review it with experts.Service Attended Relationship MOT
I loved every session. Our counsellor listened to what we had to say and gave us helpful wee homework - would recommend this service to everybodyService Attended Adult Relationship Counselling for Couples
Our counsellor was a fantastic support - we now feel strong enough to continue working on our relationship togetherService Attended Adult Relationship Counselling for Couples
I had a very good counsellor that helped me through a lot and it has made me come out the other side.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling for Individuals
Counselling took us from a bad place to a good one and I would return if neededService Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Couples
I would just like to say that when I first came for counselling I felt that I was drowning.  I have completed my sessions and I now feel that I can cope a lot better with everything.  Thank you for a brilliant service.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Individuals
Thank you Relate NI for a good nights sleep.Service Attended Relate NI Kids Counselling
Really enjoyed Relate NI and I'm actually going to miss counselling.  I Found it helpful to find myself again. Very fair and equal within our relationship.Service Attended Adult Relationship Counselling For Couples
I appreciated the straightforward, helpful and informed observations about situations. It really helped me cope during Christmas which is a difficult time for usService Attended Family Counselling
The counsellor was very pleasant to meet with.  They had the necessary skills to speak and listen when appropriate.  I liked their humour and good personality.Service Attended Family Counselling

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