Counselling for Parents

Want to know some more about how Bright Ideas can help you and your family? Call 0423 220 776 to  book a free 10 minute phone consultation. The types of issues Bright Ideas can help with are:

  •    Anger Problems
  •    Bullying, and Cyberbullying
  •    Sexting
  •    Drugs and Alcohol
  •    Anxiety counselling
  •    Parenting counselling
  •    Depression counselling
  •    Trauma
  •    Grief & Loss Counselling
  •    Vocational/School Counselling
  •    Relationship Issues
  •    Communication Skills

Parenting adolescents is hard. Sometimes reaching out to them and connecting to the little boy or girl you used to know seems impossible.  Taking on difficult conversations that you feel are important can be a scary prospect. Bright Ideas provides counselling for parents & adolescents, and training for the parents of adolescents in order to take on those conversations and get real results.

Bright Ideas can help you to get back to having a good relationship with your adolescent, and to learn to communicate in a positive way.

Adolescence is a stage that involves the transition from childhood to adulthood, in which considerable physical and mental changes take place. It usually occurs between the ages of 10 and 19 years.

Physical change that occurs during this time is known as puberty. Because of puberty, teenagers may often feel over-sensitive and lack self-confidence as they come to terms with the changes they are going through. Mood swings and shyness are some of the most common features associated with adolescence. It is a period of vulnerability for the teenager, which requires support and understanding.

Teenagers often find their independence by making friends and widening their social circle. As they begin to carve out an identity, they become more susceptible to their friend’s influences. In general this is a healthy process that enables the teenager to find a niche outside of the family environment. But occasionally peer pressure may lead to situations that need parental or professional guidance.

Bright Ideas can also provide parents with techniques that will help you to establish boundaries for the use of technology such as the Internet and Smartphones in order to protect your child from cyber bullying, and other issues such as not getting enough sleep. All of which can have a profound effect on your teenager. Bright Ideas regularly attends professional development conferences and training in order to stay ahead of new research on what works best with adolescents, and provides advocacy for improving parents’ relationships with their adolescents.

Clients can obtain an $83 rebate per session from Medicare if they obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from their Doctor. All you need to do is consult your Doctor and asked them to provide you with a Mental Health Care Plan. Rebates from many Health Insurers are also available.