Counselling Psychotherapy Supporting Fathers
While being a good enough father or mother comes naturally to most parents, some really struggle. For others, being a good enough father or mother presents major difficulties. A Fathers or mothers psychological wellbeing and mental health is of primary and critically importance. When a Fathers or Mothers failed to experience affection and sensitivity from their own parents in either the Father / Mother – Son / Daughter relationship, they may often require help and support.
When emotions are repressed, denied or are not handled in a healthy manner, other inappropriate behaviors develop. Some fathers may find themselves overwhelmed by their own issues and hence, ill-equipped to provide their children with sensitive responsiveness on a consistent basis.
Seeking help through counselling will enable you to explore your internal difficulties and real life situations. Fathers Counselling can enable you to discover your existing inner resources and help you to build the awareness to make meaningful choices so as to live a more satisfying life.
If you are experiencing psychological, emotion or behavioral difficulties in being the father or mother you would like to be, there is help and support available.
Counselling 4 U offers a warm, empathetic, safe, confidential and professional environment in which to explore Father, Mother or Parenting issues that may be troubling you and develop healthier and more fulfilling ways of being a good enough Father or Mother.
Are you may be searching for help and are anxious and fearful of taking the next step.
Does a Good Enough Father or Mother exist? There are some fathers and mothers who are rated at just ‘OK’. In wondering why, there appears to be a majority of men and some women who seem to have emotional problems or difficulties with affection. This is one reason for a man experiencing problems in being a good father. Because, the main qualities they need is love and affection.
Building successful father-child relationships does, however, come naturally to some men. As a father you too can make a real difference in your child’s life. This can begin from as early as the toddler stage, between 12 to 18 months in the child’s life.
Many men, in our culture, are socialized to not express their feelings, and to deal with issues in a “logical or rational” way. They are taught that being vulnerable is a bad thing. Yet, when a man becomes a father, he may be expected to turn himself inside out. Regrettably, it is not uncommon for some men not to be able to share how they are feeling, where they may not even know what they are feeling.
Children whose fathers are very involved seem to be characterized by increased cognitive competence, increased empathy, less sex-stereotyped beliefs, and a more internal locus of control. The success of this role of the father in the child’s life can be demonstrated in an adolescent and young adult in more secure mental health and a sense of security with lower incidents of anxiety, depression and other psychological difficulties. However, a poverty of investment by a father in his child may be a possible contributor to adolescent anxiety, depression and a host of possible addictions.
If you are experiencing difficulties as a father, which are having a negative impact on the quality of your relationship with your child or family, your life, or that of your partner then it is wise to seek the assistance of counselling. There are no issue too big or too small.
Seeking Help Is The Next Step! You Can Make That Difference Real In Your Life!