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MARRIAGE COUNSELLING

Four major areas are evaluated during marriage counselling. First, communication and conflict patterns and whether everyone feel emotionally secure in the relationship. Secondly, is everyone’s roles and responsibilities clear to him/her? Do they know what they can expect from each other in a social environment? Thirdly, the influence of family of origin on marriage and spouse. Lastly, the similarities and differences in personality, values and interests.

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Accompany identification of strong qualities to overcome and manage situation.

TRAUMA PROCESSING

Evaluate the way of thinking about the trauma. Investigate with the client ways of cope and facilitate post traumatic growth. Then decide on actions.

PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP

Parental guidance. Help parents understand that their words, actions, inner mood, facial expressions, presence, or absence matters. This can influence how uniquely, and dignified children experience themselves. If parents do not deal with and regulate emotions appropriately, children’s ability to deal with and regulate emotions may not develop sufficiently. Also do guidance with children.

FAMILY THERAPY

Guide families to evaluate their problem-solving skills, communication and international patterns and how dysfunctional patterns affect their problem-solving and communication.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION AND MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT

Various characteristics can profoundly influence a relationship such as e.g., anxiety and being emotionally stable. In the sessions, the similarities and differences of the couple are compared with each other. Guide them to appreciate the fact that they are different and to also appreciate the fact that there are many similarities. Guide couples to embrace differences. To look beyond the differences and help each other reach their full potential. Inspire each other.

DIVORCE GUIDANCE

Guide person to process the severe experience of trauma through separation, then overcome the hurt, anger, guilt, and others. Single parent with primary care. Make flexible visitation arrangements for children with ex-spouse and family. Build financial resources. Build new social network. Single parent with secondary care. Find ways to maintain effective parenting. How children can be guided in accepting the separation.  Continue to financially support ex-spouse and children. Build your own social network. Accompany the former spouse in the above areas where necessary.

RECONSTITUTED FAMILIES

The reconstituted family has unique problems. Life cycle differences and loyalty conflicts arise when they start functioning together and require a specific therapeutic approach that considers the complexity of the family form.

CORONAVIRUS – COVID 19 PANDEMIC

  • OVERCOME ANXIETY AND FEAR Fear, insecurity, and anxiety can so easily become a feature of our daily lives. We are in an emergency and get a lot of information about the virus and people who are dying. Everything is constantly changing. Uncertainty is the order of the day. But you can control your own process! How?
  • TRUST GOD Firstly, get a time every day in which you can be quiet and talk to the Lord. Discuss everything that bothers you and all your fears and anxieties with Him. Read from the Bible – just a few verses and meditate on it. Reading your bible is a visit with God. Pray every day. Christianity is a relationship, not a religion. You can talk to the Lord and He talks back through His Word by His Spirit.
  • ACT RESPONSIBLE For instance, be humble and respect other people. A good Christian is a good citizen. Follow the guidance of governments. Manage all information. Do not give in to bad rumours or false stories. Do not listen to conspiracy stories. Listen to experts whose integrity and reliability are beyond suspicion. Be flexible and constantly adjust your thinking and behaviour.
  • USEFUL LINKS Furthermore, keep yourself updated with the latest reliable information. Below are some suggestions.

South Africa’s official Coronavirus (Covid-19) online news and information portal.

South African Government COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus

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