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Family and Adolescent Counselling Sessions


Emerging young adults often have a fragile sense of themself as they attempt to navigate and manage a wide range of emerging emotions. They need support during this period from adults who can support and tolerate their sudden shifting states. Depression and anxiety are just some of the symptoms, experienced and can be debilitating not only for the individual with but also for the extended family. Sometimes theses symptoms progress into eating disorders and even self-harming. This can be extremely frightening for loved ones, which is why I involve everyone in the treatment plan.

Family therapy needs a guiding framework and I draw from attachment theory and the systemic approach. Attachment security will contribute to better outcomes through providing an adolescent with effective tools for regulation of their own emotional states but sometimes this needs to be learnt. Rather than suppressing emotions the adolescent during my sessions is support to begin to tolerate and express these states with the support of their attachment figures and guidance from me.

We all have the basic evolutionary longing to seek protection and safety as we are bonding creatures and the healing cannot happen in isolation

Allow 90 minutes for family sessions.

My role as your counsellor

My role is to support all members of the family. Please note that because we are working with your nervous system and its primitive survival patterns, this can be tiring work. The sessions are designed to build resilience and flexibility back into your system. This work takes time and needs to be done with respect.

Counselling services include

More information about adolescent and family counseling services

Please feel free to call me for a no obligation free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your needs. For your privacy and discretion, sessions are held in professional rooms at Warriewood / Mona Vale (Northern Beaches Sydney) and St Leonards / Crows Nest (North Shore Sydney).

Call Amanda
0416 004 200

St Leonards / Crows Nest Clinic

Suite 113, 545 Pacific Highway
(cnr Oxley Street)
St Leonards NSW 2065

Mona Vale Clinic

Suite 5, 90 Mona Vale Road
Mona Vale (Warriewood) NSW 2103