Families deal with many different challenges daily with issues such as ever-changing family lifecycle, communication across generations, and the realities and issues of blended families.

After the QUEST-I'm-ON My Family Talks workshop, a family can book time for private counselling to provide further guidance to point the family or individuals towards positive growth and change. Counselling helps young people and their parents define their purpose and drive by working on new techniques for effective self-expression, active listening and developing individual character.

Parents can help their teens through some of these issues by talking to them, being patient with them, and creating an environment that is structured and supportive. While some teens and their families can cope with these events better than others, almost all teens will benefit from getting counselling.

Counselling Areas:

  • Changes in family life, like moving, divorce, or a death or serious illness in the family
  • The loss of a close friend or girl or boyfriend through death, a breakup of the relationship, or moving
  • Developing an illness or disability
  • Any kind of substance abuse or addiction
  • Bullying or abuse
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Tragic events in the community or the world
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Violent behaviour, harming or threatening to harm themselves or others, including animals
  • Suddenly gaining or losing a lot of weight, which could indicate a life-threatening eating disorder
  • Illegal activities
  • Behaviour problems at school
  • A sudden change in friends
  • Risky sexual behaviour or sexual promiscuity
  • Other risky or dangerous behaviour
  • Noticeable changes in school performance or attendance