Children and families

Tuning Relationships with Music - FREE COUNSELLING FOR PARENTS AND TEENS!

Tuning Relationships with Music is a form of family counselling that I have developed, for parents and teenagers who would like to communicate better and have less conflict in their relationship with each other. I am testing out this therapy to see if it may be helpful for families, for my PhD studies at the Mindful Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health, at the University of Melbourne. Because this is a research study, counselling is free, and families will be given a JB HIFI gift voucher in thanks for their participation. Families can do the counselling at Eltham Relationship Counselling, Headspace in Craigieburn, or at Mindful in Flemington. You and your teen will be asked to fill out some questionnaires and complete a music-based assessment before and after counselling, to see if anything has changed in how you relate with each other. If you would like to know more, contact me for more information!

We share everything but our thoughts! 

Is there a deep divide between you and your kids, parents, in-laws?

Do you find it hard to communicate and resolve disagreements amicably?

Has trauma or grief in the family changed how you relate?

Scores of families have one thing in common: there are many different views to the same problem. In counselling everyone gets to have their say – no matter how young or how old. All members of the family group have a chance to talk, listen and negotiate solutions. If you have experienced trauma and it is affecting family relationships, counselling helps find a path towards the ones you love.

Children and young people

Is your child or young person stuggling as the result of grief or trauma, or in response to difficulties you are having as a family? 

Has their behaviour changed? Are they struggling with school or social situations? Are they having trouble coping with strong emotions?

Counselling and music therapy can help children and young people work through their issues both by giving them a space that is just for them, combined with working with you as their parents and/or other caregivers to understand and develop new ways of how best to support your child. 


Parenting is a challenge at the best of times! When you as a parent are going through your own grief or trauma this may affect your ability to parent as you would like to. 

Counselling can support you as a parent, and equip you with new strategies and perspectives that will enhance your child's wellbeing and development.

Music therapy can be a powerful but gentle way to help you connect to the nonverbal parts of how your child communicates what they are feeling and experiencing.




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