Are you a parent struggling with wondering or knowing that your child may be gay?
Being a parent is not easy and as children grow into adolescence it is more difficult as adolescents is an interesting time for both parents and children. It’s a time of transition for both. A time when the child is finding their own identify separate to the parent. Finding out who they are and how far they can push boundaries. Some see this time as rebellious. Others see it as growth.
But for parents, this is the time when their sons and daughters are transitioning into young men and woman and in that transition, their sexuality is emerging, be that gay or straight.
Parents experience confusion and worry around this transition as they may feel completely unprepared for this next stage of parenthood. It’s a time for parents to let go as well as hold on. It’s confusing.
What is more confusing is, if their child is gay because the parent has not experienced this for themselves. Therefore may bring a whole new set of questions and concerns.
It is good to talk with someone who understands.
Meetings with David Ellis
David offers a Therapist Centred or Therapist Directive approach, which means the structure of the session is predetermined and is led by the therapist. This style of therapy reduces the time of attendance. David is very experienced in this field and wishes to help Parents to understand and accept their Children for who they are. David provides confidential consultations in a relaxed setting. He believes that the journey of Parent and Child is invaluable in the growth of the Child and the transition from Child to Adult. David offers his clients a free of charge, pre-consultation. This is where the new client can become familiar with David and his work, and be confident and comfortable that David’s approach is suitable for you.
At the end of the pre-consultation, you will be given a password to access a confidential questionnaire on this site, this allows the new client fill in important questions and fact-finding information which can be done in your own space and time, so it is not eating into the actual paid consultation time. All sessions with David embrace a range of modalities and therapies, which may include, Communication Therapy, Stress Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Communing with Nature, Colour Therapy and CBT.
The Postive Mind Clinic
The Positive Mind Clinic is located on 4 acres of landscaped gardens designed specifically to promote inner peace and tranquillity. The Clinic itself is well appointed, accommodating two therapy rooms, a classroom, a library, and a relaxation area. Tea or Coffee and refreshments are available at no additional cost. David encourages his clients to spend time in nature. The grounds of the Clinic are peaceful, scenic and beautiful and encompass a river walk, temple of Deity and a full-sized pyramid, making Atlantis an ideal starting point to commune with Nature and begin this journey.
Fees and Duration
All Counselling sessions run for 2 hours, with the exception of the Pre-Consultation, which is free and lasts around 30/45 minutes. The session will include talk therapies, hypnosis, outdoor nature connection, mindfulness, and a host of other modalities. All are totally relaxing and designed to make you, the client feel more positive and more in tune with who you are, allowing you to be the best you can be in life and work. The cost of a session for individuals is €150 this includes program material.