The Pressures of Being a Parent.
Changes and challenges for you and your family.
Being a parent and living a full, rewarding life can be a struggle at times. With the constant need to adjust to your own and your children's needs, as well as maintaining balance and integrity in your relationships, it is hard to know where to turn for support and encouragement. As children grow, you might start to re-evaluate who you are and what you want out of life, but feel uncertain about what is right for you and whether you are capable of achieving what you really want now you have children.
We at Dream Your Future want to support you with 6 counselling sessions to help you:
Identify your personal strengths and abilities
Work through and find solutions to current life challenges
Think about what your ideal future would be like
Make effective decisions for a fulfilling and rewarding life that is just right for you
Through counselling you will discover that you already have many solutions to the specific challenges you face. Being listened to by someone who is interested in the way you experience your world can give you the confidence to listen to your own voice and to stand firm in the decisions that you want to make for the benefit of your whole family.
It can help to
Heal difficult emotions
Challenges in parenting can lead to strong feelings. Counselling can help you make sense of those difficult emotions.
Improve thought habits
When the responsibility becomes too much it can be hard to escape from negative thoughts. Be supported to identify more helpful ways of thinking
After a number of years looking after children, it's easy to forget who you are and what you are good at. Get positive feedback on your strengths.
Discover what you need and value
After years of tending to others' needs you may have forgotten what makes you light up. Take some time to explore what motivates and satisfies you. Getting a true sense of who you are now can help you make truly meaningful choices for your life ahead.
Rebuild healthy relationships
With your focus on little ones for so long, you may have experienced changes in your relationships with your partner, your parents or within your friendship groups. Explore what you need now and how to negotiate with others effectively and with kindness.
Dream Your Future Counselling is a Ledbury-based community enterprise offering pay-what-you-can counselling to parents of young children who need help to feel in control of their life.
This project is funded by charities and local businesses.