ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aggression etc.

Disability/Special needs, Family, News, Parenting, Programmes
Does any of this sound familiar to you? Your child is unable to sit still, he does not follow instructions, she is so manipulative, punishment does not seem to work, her teacher thinks she might be depressed, very low concentration span, struggling with sequencing etc. Terms like ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia seem to be brandied about quite easily and it seems like, if the child has a label or a diagnosis it might be easier to send him/her off to be treated or medicated. What if I were to tell you that there are so many otherfactors that could be influencing their behaviour and that it is not necessarily always a diagnosis that might be helpful but rather adjusting the way your child moves. The brain and the body connect…
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Care for the Caregivers

Cargivers, Christmas, Emergency services, News, Self development & growth
This time of the year my heart goes out to all people working in caring professions. Doctors, social workers, nurses, NSRI staff, teachers, fieldworkers, police, emergency services, etc. Their plight is hard throughout the year but for some reason during the festive season I become painfully aware that, as everyone is celebrating and taking a load off, many cargivers are working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy.  (more…)
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Introducing Your Partenr to Your Kids

Christmas, Family, News, Parenting
Andrea answers some questions about how to go about introducing a new love intrest to your children. The basis of a healthy relationship with your children is to implement - The 4 -Ls of healthy parenting LISTEN to your children, LEARN about your children, LAUGH with your children and LOVE  your children in action Age-approproiate honesty is of utmost importance when communication with your children especially when talking  to them about so-called touchy subjects. Click on the logo or on the link below to listen to the podcast. https://omny.fm/shows/capetalk/introducing-your-partner-to-your-kids
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How to deal with post-divorce festive season

Christmas, Family, News, Parenting
Sarah J King talks to Andrea Nettel Andrea Nettel, the founder and director of The Family Counselling Centre specialises working with individuals, couples and families who have experienced trauma. She joined Sarah J. King from Cape Talk to give some advice on how to approach the festive season after having gone through the trauma of divorce. Please click on the  Photo or the link below to  listen to the conversation. https://omny.fm/shows/weekend-breakfast-with-africa-melane/how-to-deal-with-a-post-divorce-festive-season
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Some exciting news from our team:

News
We have a Winner in our midst! Our Director, Andrea Nettel, is the winner of  one of only three Scholarships offered by Mediation Academy. Well Done Andrea and Congratulations. Here now the official announcement from the Mediation Academy: "We are happy to announce the 3 winners of the full scholarships for the 64h Family Mediation course. Congratulations: Scholarship #1: Barbara Jaftha, Scholarship #2: Andrea Nettel, Scholarship #3: Nicky Shortt Our three winners will complete their Family Law Mediation training online, after which they will be able to get international accreditation and start their own practices. We would like to thank our co-sponsors, the Modjadji Network, who offers a business networking platform for women in business. Register here: https://modjadji-network.com/ . We’ve had such a huge response from many talented individuals that we’ve decided to provide…
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Blessing the Women at Nerina Gardens, Fish Hoek   

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  [caption id="attachment_625" align="alignleft" width="179"] Beautiful bracelets, by Carol Bradley![/caption] The TFCC team decided to commit ourselves to doing something special and memorable for some of the precious women in our community for August, as  Women’s month. We decided to keep it close and local...... and chose to visit one of our long-established retirement villages namely Nerina Gardens, around the corner from our rooms in Fish Hoek. We focused on the frail care section and put together a beautiful gift for each of the ladies, a token of our love and appreciation for them. They each received a beaded necklace (made by our very talented and creative receptionist, Carol Bradley) and some small chocolates, which no woman can say ‘no’ to! The gift to us was seeing their faces light up…
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Our Director steps in as Bay Primary’s School Counsellor

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[caption id="attachment_612" align="alignleft" width="388"] The sign on Andrea's door at Bay Primary ...[/caption] The Family Counselling Centre are excited to announce that our Director, Andrea Nettel, has been appointed as the School Counsellor at Bay Primary School, Fish Hoek, while Erica Searle is on sabatical to complete her Honours. Andrea’s mandate is to assist learners with short term counselling and to refer them to appropriate professionals if more assistance is required. She will work with the learners in regards to socialisation, anxiety, crisis management and interpersonal communication. Trauma debriefing, and working with the learning support team to find adequate solutions for the struggling learner, also forms part of my role. [caption id="attachment_611" align="alignright" width="298"] Numvoyo, Andrea and Carol celebrating Andrea's appointment in the TFCC offices[/caption] Andrea is looking forward to maintaining…
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