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Parenting Counselling Melbourne.

They say that it takes a village to raise a child, however in today’s society, villages are almost nonexistent. That means parents have to look after their child(ren) without the support of others. It may seem daunting to take on such a big task by yourself or with a significant other, especially if you have no extended family offering emotional support.

At My Practice, we offer an objective support system that can help you relieve some of the burden of taking care of your child alone. Parenting therapy can provide you with a different perspective on the mental health of your child and offer the latest research and methods on the best way to help your child.

Child Parent Therapy

Between the continuous books being released on the best new parenting theories, and the moms and dads on social media who are seemingly able to do it all, sometimes it feels impossible to feel adequate as a parent. You may feel anxious over whether or not you are doing a good job, or feel pressured to compare yourself to other parents around you.

This is why counselling can be a valuable place to step away from the daily ups and downs of everyday life. A talk with your counsellor can be a much-needed break from the hectic lives we all live and can also provide you with a safe space to unload your stresses and thoughts while developing research-based parenting skills to ensure your family and children thrive.

Parent Counselling can help you to find:


You will have the confidence that whatever happens, you will be able to handle it, reach your full potential, and become the person you have always wanted to be.


Clarity can help you tackle the obstacles that are holding you back and open up new avenues of discovery and growth.


You will learn constructive ways to manage the issues that life presents, enabling you to cope with turbulent times, and bounce back from hardship and tragedy.


With focus, you can cope with life’s stresses, recognise your abilities, and find the answers you seek.


Empower you to discover personal strengths and capacities so that you are able to take control of your life.

Behavioural Change

Together, we can make a real difference in how your beliefs, values, and attitudes influence your daily life.

Child-parent Psychotherapy Process

There are many components that make up the child-parent psychotherapy process. Focusing on safety by emphasising and correcting any issues that can lead to an unsafe environment, as well as establishing boundaries and roles that the parent and child should have in order to maintain a better relationship. Focusing on emotional regulation by identifying which experiences had an effect on the relationship between the parent and the child and learning emotional regulation and coping skills.

Focusing on reciprocity in relationships by making sure that the parent and child know that they love each other and understand each other, while still emphasising that the parent and child are different from each other.

Focusing on continuing daily life by establishing an emphasis on a daily routine, as well as learning which activities you should be doing throughout the day.

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Learn Coping Skills

Parenting therapy exists to help you manage these expectations and the overwhelming sense of inadequacy and stress that can develop when you have a child. We will make sure that you feel understood and supported. Because you don’t have to go through this alone. During our sessions, we will create strategies tailored to you and your child specifically, as every parent and child is an individual and each relationship has its own personal challenges.

My Practice will give you the tools on how to resolve these conflicts in your sessions and improve your communication, discipline, and boundaries.

Parenting Resources

What’s the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?

Counsellors and psychologists are both licensed professionals who offer people mental health support. These two healthcare professions are often confused with each other as they overlap in terms of the help they can provide.

Counselling generally refers to short-term treatment while psychologists typically refers to longer-term treatment such as mental health disorders. Counselling can help a person process powerful emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

What types of issues can a counsellor assist a person with?

Counsellors can confidentially listen to, empathise and talk with you about the following issues and problems;

  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Life transitions such as the Birth of a New Baby, Separation, Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battling Addictions
  • Dealing with Loss and Bereavement
  • Resolving Work-related Issues
  • Overcoming Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns / Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Resolving Family and Relationship Issues
  • Increasing Self-confidence and Self-esteem
  • Recovering from Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
Why do I have to pay online and is it safe?

Our mission is to make counselling affordable for all people, so we use Calendly and Stripe to keep costs low for you. Data that passes through Calendly is encrypted, both in transit and at rest. All connections from the browser to the Calendly platform are encrypted in transit using TLS SHA-256 with RSA Encryption. Stripe is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.

Do people often feel nervous about coming to see a counsellor?

Yes, it is common for people to experience some initial nervousness. My Practice always endeavours to provide a warm and understanding environment in which to help people feel more comfortable.

How often will I need to come?

Generally, counselling typically involves a few weeks of relatively intensive treatment (usually 1 appointment per week), followed by as many maintenance sessions as you and your counsellor feel is appropriate (usually fortnightly or monthly).

How do I prepare for my first counselling session?

There is no need to prepare anything specific prior to your initial appointment. It can however be helpful to think about what you might want to talk about in the sessions. If you have areas you would like to target, think about describing these. If you have goals for improvement (in your relationships, work, or self-esteem, for example), bring them to your first session, as well as any obvious obstacles or barriers you are aware of.

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