Family/parent Counselling

Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Gordons Bay

Family/Parent Counselling Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Gordons Bay

Parental counselling: Supporting You in supporting your child

Having worked with eating disorders and other forms of addiction for over a decade, I have full appreciation for the turmoil and emotional trauma these conditions can inflict on family members. As parents you may feel angry, helpless, disappointed, or as though you have failed your child. At the same time I counselled and provided therapeutic support to young people facing adjustment problems because of divorce, a change in schools, academic and career choices. Through parental counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening, I can support you in supporting your child.

Parental counselling will assist you in:

  • Clarifying your values and defining your own philosophy of parenting
  • Addressing your own individual needs and frustrations as a parent and helping you make positive changes to improve your parenting skills and your life as a whole
  • Addressing the effect of stress and anxiety on your family life and help you find the best ways of resolving it
  • Becoming mindful and aware of your child’s experiences and needs in order to maintain a strong connection with your child
  • Avoiding unnecessary conflict at home as a result of an eating disorder or addiction or any issue crippling your relationship with your child.
  • Developing conflict resolution strategies
  • Learning positive communication
  • Remaining hopeful at all times in order to facilitate healthy growth and change


Joan Collett - Counselling Somerset West

Dr Joan Collett, Registered Counsellor, Somerset West.

Joan has extensive experience, training and qualifications in narrative counselling and her specialist knowledge is based on more than a decade of research and counselling.

  Contact Joan
  Dr Joan Collett

10 Radloff Road, Somerset West,
Western Cape - 7130.

082 531 9270
021 851 3166