Small Steps Counselling Service Parental Counselling
Providing you with a safe space to share the challenges you face, helping you return your house into your home.
I specialise in working with parents who have struggling with the challenges parenting can bring. My experience tells me that when parents are finding parenting challenging they are left with a sense of isolation. Parents tell me they have felt alone, fearful (for both themselves and their child) and frequently, not believed.
Home turns into a place that is not a happy place to be. You get invited to meetings with a range of professionals who get to make decisions about you and your child. This in turn increases a parent’s anxiety and stress levels leading to a lack in confidence and ability.
I have extensive experience in working with parents and a good understanding of the various professionals who may be involved with your family. Working together, I can provide you with a space to share your worries in a safe environment; I will give you the opportunity to discuss your options and if required, provide strategies.
As a parent, you will begin to feel stronger, feel more able to cope with home life – and those challenges you face will seem more manageable. Whilst many of the professionals involved are there for your child, I am there for you.
“I didn’t think I needed a counsellor and only went because my wife insisted. However, during our sessions, I began to see things differently and my own self-confidence increased and my stress reduced. I thought there would be shame in needing to see a counsellor but I have learnt there is no shame in it, sometimes we just need someone who doesn’t know us who will listen!”
“We went to see Colette due to some problems in our marriage. We had a combination of sessions together and individual sessions, we only needed 6 sessions in the end. Colette taught us how to communicate more effectively with each other and to trust to each other.”
“Colette was recommended to me by a friend, I went to see her because I was suffering with high anxiety levels. I cried a lot in our sessions but we also laughed a lot, I didn’t feel judged by Colette. I’m now more confident and positive about life. I am now working full time – something I thought would never happen. My anxiety no longer controls me – I control it.”
“I went to see Colette because I was suffering from depression and was feeling suicidal. I was often tearful during sessions with Colette but felt I could talk openly about my depression and over a period of time, began to reframe my thoughts to become more positive. I still feel low from time to time but feel I now have the tools to manage this better.”