Butterfly Counselling Services provides counselling for siblings of children or young people who are either on the pathway towards a diagnosis or are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other neurodevelopmental differences. We have found the counselling sessions for siblings extremely beneficial. Often when one child or young person is diagnosed with ASD or other neurodevelopmental differences in a family, there is naturally a focus on that child or young person.
Children with ASD may demand more attention from their parent’s and this may have an impact on the other children in the family. Sometimes siblings can feel they have too much responsibility for their age, and this may bring up feelings of resentment, anger and guilt. This can make them feel that they are not as important as their sibling.
Siblings may experience a sense of loss following an ASD diagnosis in their family. They may experience a different sibling relationship to their friends, and this may bring up strong emotions including sadness, anger, guilt and loss.
Siblings can become overwhelmed at times due to the demands put on them by their family member with ASD, bringing up a lot of tension and frustration within the sibling relationship.
At Butterfly Counselling, we offer a non-judgmental, understanding environment in which siblings can explore their own needs and feelings and how these have been impacted by a diagnosis of ASD or other neurodevelopmental difficulties in the family.
Each session is 50 minutes.
There are many other issues that we can also help with – Contact Butterfly Counselling Services Ltd for more details.
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