Parent Support Counselling

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of parenting?

Struggling to find a balance between parenting demands and your own well-being?

Are your children’s behavioural issues disrupting your family’s harmony?

Discover harmony in parenthood with Kylie Lepri Counselling Parent Support Counselling. Guiding parents and nurturing families, our Parenting Support Counselling is your compass to a stronger family, and a happier self.

Parent support counselling

Parenthood is a journey filled with incredible moments of joy, love, and growth. However, it also presents a series of challenges that can be both overwhelming and perplexing. From sleepless nights to toddler tantrums, adolescent defiance to the constant juggling act of work-life balance, every stage of parenting brings its unique set of hurdles. 


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It’s important to recognise that the challenges you may be facing are not a reflection of your adequacy as a parent; rather, they are a testament to the complexities of raising children in an ever-changing world. It’s essential to remember that seeking support, guidance, and self-compassion can transform these challenges into opportunities for personal and family growth.


At Kylie Lepri Counselling, we understand that parenting can be a beautiful yet challenging journey. At times, parenting is not always smooth sailing. Our Parenting Support Services are designed to provide you with the guidance, support, and resources you need to navigate the complexities of parenthood successfully. Whether you’re a new parent seeking advice, facing unique challenges, or simply looking to enhance your parenting skills, we’re here to assist you every step of the way.


What is Parenting Support Counselling?

Parenting Support Counselling is a specialised form of counselling that focuses on helping parents develop the skills, knowledge, and strategies necessary to raise happy, healthy, and resilient children. This service aims to address a wide range of parenting challenges and concerns while fostering a nurturing and supportive family environment. We work collaboratively with parents to identify their unique needs and goals, providing practical guidance and emotional support to facilitate positive change within the family unit.


What is a healthy parent child relationship?

A healthy parent-child relationship is characterised by a positive, nurturing, and supportive dynamic between parents or caregivers and children. It fosters emotional well-being, growth, and development in children while providing parents with a sense of fulfilment and accomplishment in their parenting role.


What are the reasons parents seek counselling? 

People seek parent support counselling for various reasons, as parenting is a complex and demanding role that can bring about a wide range of challenges and stressors. Some common reasons why individuals or couples may seek parent support counselling include:

  • Behavioural issues: When children exhibit challenging behaviours such as aggression, defiance, or withdrawal, parents may seek counselling to learn effective strategies for managing and addressing these behaviours.
  • Communication problems: Parents may struggle with communication issues within the family, including difficulties in expressing emotions, resolving conflicts, or connecting with their children.
  • Stress and overwhelm: Parenting can be highly stressful, leading to feelings of overwhelm, exhaustion, and burnout. Counselling can help parents develop coping mechanisms and stress management skills.
  • Parenting skills development: Parents may seek counselling to enhance their parenting skills, gain knowledge about child development, and learn positive discipline techniques.
  • Special needs parenting: Parents of children with special needs may face unique challenges and require specialised support to navigate the complexities of caregiving and advocacy.
  • Emotional well-being: Parents may struggle with their emotional well-being, experiencing depression, anxiety, or feelings of inadequacy related to their parenting role.
  • Teenage challenges: Parenting adolescents can be particularly challenging as teenagers strive for independence. Counselling can assist parents in understanding and managing the dynamics of this phase.
  • Attachment and bonding issues: Some parents may experience difficulties in forming secure attachments with their children, which can impact the child’s emotional development.
  • Lack of confidence: Some parents may struggle with self-doubt and a lack of confidence in their parenting abilities. Counselling can boost their self-esteem and provide reassurance.


How Can Counselling Help Parents?

Parenting support counselling can be incredibly beneficial for parents in a variety of ways. Parenting can be both rewarding and challenging, and counselling can provide guidance, education, and emotional support to help parents navigate the complexities of raising children. Here are some ways in which parenting support counselling can assist parents:

Skill Development:

  • Learn effective communication techniques to use with your children
  • Develop discipline strategies that work and become the expectation
  • Enhance problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Foster a nurturing and positive family environment.

Stress Management:

  • Gain tools to manage parental stress and burnout.
  • Learn self-care practices to maintain emotional well-being.
  • Reduce feelings of overwhelm and anxiety.

Parent-Child Relationships:

  • Strengthen the bond between parents and children.
  • Address behavioural issues and improve child behaviour.
  • Navigate challenging phases of child development.

Co-Parenting Support:

  • Resolve conflicts and improve communication with co-parents.
  • Ensure consistency in parenting approaches.
  • Create a harmonious co-parenting environment.

Specialised Support:

  • Tailored counselling for specific challenges (e.g., single parenting, blended families, special needs parenting).
  • Coping strategies for life transitions (e.g., divorce, loss, relocation).
  • Neurodiversity etc 


What to Expect from Parenting Support Counselling

Our Parenting Support Counselling is a collaborative and individualised process. For any new venture or experience, it can be comforting to know what to expect and how to prepare yourself.  In the initial sessions, we’ll work together to identify your specific challenges, goals, and needs. You’ll find a safe and non-judgmental space to share your concerns, fears, and successes. 


With a clear understanding of your situation, we move on to developing customised strategies and tools. These strategies are tailored to address your unique family dynamics, challenges, and goals. No two families are the same, and our approach reflects this reality. Our aim is to equip you with practical skills and techniques that can be applied in your day-to-day life. These skills empower you to make positive changes in your parenting and family interactions, leading to healthier relationships and more effective problem-solving.


Our partnership doesn’t end with the development of strategies. Throughout our counselling journey, we’ll closely monitor your progress together. This ongoing assessment allows us to make any necessary adjustments to ensure that your goals are not just set but successfully achieved. Remember, parenting is a journey, and it’s perfectly normal to seek guidance and support along the way. With each session, you’ll be one step closer to the fulfilling and harmonious family dynamics you envision.


What is the next step?

The next step is to contact us for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. Where we can discuss your situation and find out how we can help. This session is completely free and 100% confidential.

During our call, we can discuss your concerns and the best way forward. As well as which one of our counsellors would be the best match for your parenting support and/or family situation.

Contact us for a FREE 15-minute phone call to discuss your situation and find out how we can help. Call us now on 0404 032 636 or book your free phone call online

It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself”.

– Joyce Maynard

Parent Support Counselling FAQs

The duration of counselling varies depending on individual needs. Some parents may benefit from a few sessions, while others may choose longer-term support. 

No, our services are open to parents at all stages of their parenting journey, including first-time parents, experienced parents, and parents facing unique challenges.

We offer both in-person and online counselling sessions, providing flexibility to accommodate your schedule and preferences.

You might consider parenting support counselling when you’re facing challenges or stressors in your parenting journey, such as behavioural issues with your child, communication breakdown, stress or burnout, co-parenting conflicts, or major life transitions.

Yes, joint counselling sessions for both parents (or co-parents) can be highly effective for addressing shared concerns, improving communication, and finding common ground in parenting approaches. However, one parent attending parenting support counselling is equally as effective. 

If your child requires counselling, your parenting support counsellor can provide guidance and referrals to appropriate child therapists or counsellors to address your child’s specific needs.

Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover private counselling services. However, there is a growing number of private health funds who now recognise the need for counselling therapy and are including cover in their policies. If you are unsure it is best to contact your private health fund provider to see if you are eligible.


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