When a 13-year-old boy found himself trapped in the darkest place, a Family Works counsellor stepped in to hold up the light.
When Casey* went through a dark phase as a teen, our Family Works counsellor helped her to find hope, and ushered in a positive transformation for the whole family.
“THIS IS MY LIFE – THIS IS ME.
Because this is who I am and who I am meant to be. I AM AWESOMEEEE, I know. I am Ashley Jordyn.”
All five-year-olds need time to adjust in school. For Sally though, the challenges were even more difficult as she is blind.
Eleven-year-old Katie* was born with a bubbly personality. She was fearless and always had a smile for everyone. This all changed when she witnessed a traumatic event.
Counselling helps families who’ve experienced violence to heal and form loving bonds – as mum Kayla* and her sons discovered when they sought help to start again.
Molly's* husband was violent and like so many women in abusive relationships, she found it difficult to find a way out.
Gemma’s children showed signs of deep emotional scars from witnessing their father’s violence. Even when he was in prison, they were still terrified.
The elderly woman and her husband both had health problems and were finding it hard to cope with the 9-year-old’s challenging behaviour.
With the help of a family worker, Timmy learned to express and manage his feelings through a sand tray and play therapy.