Being a parent is a full-time job. Children do not come with a manual, and there is no flow chart to tell us what we should do, think or feel, at any given moment. It is natural at times to feel overwhelmed and stuck, uncertain where to proceed from here. In these instances, talking with someone can be invaluable. Counselling provides the opportunity for you to explore what is going on in your life, what is important to you and where you want to head.
Kids That Go believes that the well-being of children relies on flexible, informed and intentional parenting. So what does this mean? We provide parents with support information and skills, so they feel better able to parent in a more responsive manner, irrespective of the obstacles life throws in their way.
In a world where striving for perfection, captured through social media, appears to be the norm, how do we as parents manage when we are confronted by disappointment or tragedy? Supporting our children as they negotiate health or developmental challenges can be tough. It can lead to us feeling isolated and overwhelmed, wondering whether we can cope with what lies ahead. Experiencing uncertainty is common, as are emotions of fear, anger and guilt. Depending on the situation, we can also feel that our trust in the world and our place within it has changed.
Our Counsellor, Anna, has first-hand experience supporting children and their families through difficult times. She can be contacted for an appointment via messenger on the Facebook page Counselling at Kids That Go or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Counsellor, Registered Nurse
Bachelor of Nursing, Grad.Dip Nursing (Mental Health), Masters of Counselling.
- Supporting parents
- Helping children and teenagers
- Living with chronic illness & disability, including diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
- Coping with grief and loss
I am an experienced Registered Nurse and Counsellor, with over 20 years of clinical practice. I have worked with adults, teenagers, children and their families in various clinical settings including public and private hospitals, community mental health centres, as a telephone counsellor with Kids Helpline and now in private practice. I have extensive experience supporting individuals and their families facing significant health related challenges.
My role at Kids That Go is to help people improve their health and wellbeing and to overcome the various hurdles that get in the way of life. In counselling we will work together as a team to explore strategies and practical skills that will help you respond more flexibly to difficult thoughts and feelings, and to work towards a life that is meaningful and fulfilling for you. My counselling is client centred and compassionate and I practice in accordance with my values of integrity, empathy, honesty, connectedness, kindness and acceptance.
When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, including two children in high school. I greatly value the importance of good quality sleep and physical activity on mental and emotional health and I am passionate about nutrition, cooking and eating whole foods and sharing these with my family.