Parenting comes with layers of complexity and loss can be one of them.
Thinking on the theme of infant loss I’m extending the opportunity to think about ways in which parents can grieve for the loss of their child in ways other than by death such as through family separation. The loss of playing an active part within the family unit can feel very heavy when you find yourself faced with the challenges of adapting to lone parenting or parenting part time.
Family life changes in many ways for all concerned when a separation occurs. It can feel overwhelming to cope with your own emotions let alone supporting your child or children through this change of loss. How do you prioritise and make sure you are offering enough support to others and also yourself?
How I can help
If you’re having problems within your family, I’m here to offer a safe and confidential space for you to find ways to communicate better, to understand what is really going on for you and to encourage you to find ways to resolve differences.
When families go through change, it can be difficult to learn to adapt. Counselling can help family members to support one another through these difficult times, it can help to reduce conflict, arguments and you can begin to accept the changes that are occurring.
Get in touch if you feel counselling support would be a positive opportunity for you.