A marriage break up can be confusing and terrifying for a young child and seven-year-old Josh wanted to die.
After separating Mum and Dad began parenting their child very differently. They did not communicate well, and during lockdown, Josh didn’t see his father for over a month without understanding why.
Josh was referred to Family Works by his school. The counsellor used counselling sessions that included drawing and play therapy, to help him understand and overcome his anxieties about change.
The Family Works social worker also worked with the parents and helped them understand how to behave consistently with Josh to help reduce his anxieties.
“We keep adult conversations away from Josh and have made routines and rules the same in both houses. He is a much happier boy”
With Family Work’s support children feel safe, loved and cared for and family relationships are restored.