Grande Prairie Parenting Counselling
Interactive Counselling Grande Prairie is here to help you through the rollercoaster ride of being a parent.
Being a parent offers so many extreme highs and lows. At times it can seem almost unmanageable. It is a 24/7 responsibility, and that can be exhausting and draining but at the same time wonderful and rewarding. Talk about a confusing position!
Often, being a parent you assume that you have to put your child ahead of your own well-being. That is a natural feeling, but Interactive Counselling is here to ensure that you take care of yourself.
You will be no good to your child, or anyone else, if you are running yourself thin. Just like they say on an airplane, you need to put on your own mask before your assist your child with theirs. There is a reason for this! You are no good to others if you are depleted, exhausted, and don’t take time for yourself.
Self-care is often overlooked. Because being a Mom or a Dad is busy! And who has time for that? Well we make you make yourself a priority.
There is so much to do, and by the end of the day, you are so drained after being everyone’s everything, that you can’t imagine doing something for yourself. This is a huge problem! And one that is overlooked.
New mom or dad?
Are you a new mom, or dad, and struggling with your new role in life? Having a baby throws your idea of a “normal” life upside down.
Every aspect of your world changes when that little one comes into your life.
The one fact that people don’t talk about is that having a newborn baby is hard! You’re sleep deprived, you’re neglecting yourself despite the trauma your body just went through, and your hormones are all over the place!
It’s OK to not be OK, but it is not OK to hold it in.
We know that all the commercials and magazines make bringing home baby “easy”. But the fact is, it is the hardest thing you will ever do in your life. Yes they are cute and tiny, but there is also a weight of responsibility that is on you that you have never had before.
Our Counsellors also deal with the time postpartum, or known as the fourth trimester. Many women experience hormonal ups and downs, postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression. New Moms can be embarrassed and often feel like this is “wrong” because they are supposed to be head over heals in love with this little person. You are not wrong, you need help. Again, you need to take care of you! Level out hormones, create new routines, and let us help cater a plan to your specific situation to help you with the adjustment to motherhood.
We also deal with postpartum psychosis. This is something that people absolutely do not talk about!! But it can happen, in fact it happens 1 to 2 times per 1,000 deliveries. The onset can be sudden and strong, and mental health help is needed. You can turn to us to ensure that your mental health is well cared for during the time of having a new baby.
Interactive Counselling is here to help you through the rollercoaster ride of being a parent. We will help you work through the downs and celebrate all the ups.
Teenage years or “empty nester”?
Maybe you’re way beyond the newborn stage, even though the teenage years and now you are at the “empty nester” point.This can be equally as difficult of a transition, and most people don’t understand that.
Your life is changing, letting go of a role you have known for so long. And now you are left trying to establish a new routine. Of course, you will always be a parent forever, but now your child doesn’t need you in the same way they used to. This can feel heartbreaking as a parent, and leaves you with a lot of time on your hands that you haven’t had in many many years.
We can help you rediscover yourself and make this life stage a smoother, more positive transition to create a life for yourself that you can be excited for.
Grande Prairie Parenting Counselling
In conclusion, try Interactive Counselling services. We are available for you mornings, afternoons, evenings and even some weekends. With us, you get the support you need for each step of the way to lead a more positive and healthy life.
Please, contact our services by using our book system below or give us a call.