Counselling can bridge gaps that develop within families. A counsellor is detached from the emotions that exist and can encourage dialogue in a non judgemental way. Achievable goals can be set for group members to work towards. Each family member is given a voice to be heard and listened to. Individual needs are explored and respected. Change can happen with the help of a counsellor.
As children become adolescents the family dynamics change and parents have to learn to compromise. Parents can find it hard to gradually change from having a child/adult relationship to an adult/adult relationship with their children. Counselling helps to learn new ways of approaching difficult issues and both parties can benefit a great deal.