Andrea gets in touch because her family situation has become out of control. Her daughter Marie (14 years old) has test anxiety and suffers blackouts during exams. The family is entirely preoccupied with the daughter’s anxiety and under stress. Especially prior to the daughter’s exams. Doctor’s sick certificates are used to miss exam dates.
Everyday Hassles and Family Stress
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“It was very reassuring to see how counselling helped my daughter. It’s wonderful that I can use the Employee Assistance Program for my family too!“
How Counselling Could Work
During joint counselling with Marie her exact anxiety triggers are identified. The sense and “mechanics“ of feelings of anxiety are elucidated, and hindering core assumptions checked. The reaction of the parents is also scrutinised. Together they work out strategies to help Marie manage her anxiety and prepare for the coming exams.
She practises the desired strategies at home and applies them at school. Marie successfully passes the next exam and the situation at home relaxes.
Four hours of counselling
Child and youth therapist / family counsellor