Court and Corrective Services
If you are in the unfortunate position where you must go to court and are facing a possible custodial sentence, you may experience feelings ranging from denial, disbelief, a sense of loss, grief, shock, anger, guilt, confusion, sadness, and a sense of failure. These feelings and your situation and impending sentence can quickly cycle through anxiety to depression.
I am here to help you deal with the situation, maintain a calm aspect, stay positive and help you come out the other side a wiser person.
I have extensive experience working with the courts, helping clients deal with the inherent stress of a court appearance as well as process a decision that may throw the family unit into turmoil.
I can also provide counselling and psychotherapy to incarcerated people via streaming and use this time to build a relationship with the person before release date, helping them ease back into society.
Helping families cope
I have extensive experience working with the Courts and Corrective Services. With court matters that result in detention or incarceration of a parent or care giver, it is important to help the children cope with potential separation.
Children tend to notice their parent’s emotional states, either directly or indirectly. It is important to remember they are also experiencing their own loss and grief and trying to make sense of their world as it changes.
Being supported in such a stressful time through counselling is not only beneficial to those facing charges, but it can also have a positive effect on the family dynamic.