All Services 2019 Rev 4

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AVENUE

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Contents

Counselling and Therapy

Relationship Counselling

Counselling

Separation Counselling

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Anger Management

Psychosexual Therapy

Sex Addiction

Separation

Family Mediation

Parenting Apart

Contact Centres

Family Matters

Children

Consulting Children

Young People’s Counselling

Play Therapy

Art Therapy

About Us

AVENUE is the leading provider of Mediation, Counselling

and Child Contact in Northeast Scotland. We work

with everyone from children to grandparents and can

support you and your family through times of change,

difficulties and transition. This book is a brief introduction

to all the services we offer.

Asking for help can change your life. It only takes a short

phone call or email, visit www.avenue-info.com.

We hope to hear from you soon.

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Relationship Counselling

when we feel stuck, talking can help us move on

Strong relationships make us stronger, so when they are under

stress, we often feel confused, sad and alone. Perhaps your

relationship is getting you down and you don’t know how to

make it better. Or maybe you want to separate but are finding it

too difficult or painful.

Our practitioners have additional specialist training in

Relationship Counselling. They have worked with hundreds of

individuals and couples to resolve issues including …

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loss

affairs

depression

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family

health

infertility

If you’re trying to save your relationship or move on, we can help

you to explore your feelings, express your concerns and find the

best way forward.

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jealousy

stress

communication

Separation Counselling

asking for help is courageous and empowering

Endings can be very painful. Separation requires adjustment

and can leave us feeling afraid and alone. Even those relieved to

end a relationship can underestimate the sense of loss. It is also

common to experience opposing emotions, from relief to sadness

or happiness to anger. This is a natural part of the process.

However, sometimes we get stuck in hurtful thoughts and feelings

and don’t know how to move on.

Anger and hurt are normal but left unchecked, can influence our

happiness. If you are …

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feeling sad, exhausted or depressed

finding it hard to let go of anger, blame or resentment

feeling stressed or have anxiety about your future

Our practitioners can help. They have additional, specialist

training in relationship issues and can help you find the best way

forward.

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Counselling

counselling can help us feel less alone

Living in the 21st Century has its challenges. Difficult situations

can leave us feeling overwhelmed, afraid and unhappy. You

may be feeling isolated, have experienced loss or have concerns

about your health and future.

Our Counsellors are specially trained to listen with empathy and

help you express your thoughts and feelings. Their experience

includes ….

Cognitive Behavioural

Therapy (CBT)

changing our thinking can change our future

You may be feeling down, are experiencing anxiety or have other

concerns about your health and future. Exploring your past may

be too frightening or take too long to be an option.

In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), you can focus on the

present and consider how thoughts and interpretations are

affecting your life.

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anxiety

depression

relationships

bereavement

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anger

eating disorders

illness

abuse

Counselling can help you to improve your relationship with

yourself so you can to feel better, relate better and live better.

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stress

family problems

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trauma

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Identifying thoughts and bringing them into the open, can change

the way we feel and resolve issues including ….

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anger, anxiety, panic disorder

depression, low self esteem

obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)

post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

It only takes a short phone call or drop us an email to find out

more about how we can help.

Our CBT Therapist can help you recognise and challenge thinking

patterns that are holding you back.

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Anger Management

controlling our anger makes us stronger

Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. However, it can be a problem

if you find it difficult to keep under control. Everyone has their

own triggers that make them angry. Anger becomes a problem

when it harms you or the people around you. This can happen

when ...

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you regularly express anger through destructive behaviour

your anger is negatively impacting your health

anger becomes your go-to emotion

you haven’t developed healthy ways to express your anger

Learning healthy ways to express anger is important for our

health and our relationships. We can help by offering ...

Psychosexual Therapy

asking for help is courageous

Many of us experience sexual difficulty at some point in our

lives. But help is available. Psychosexual Therapy has been

around for over 40 years and is proven to be successful. Medical

professionals regularly refer their patients to us.

For some, the problem resolves itself in time; others may need

additional help.

Talking about your sexual relationship may seem a little strange

at first, but our Psychosexual Therapists are specially trained to

help with a range of health concerns including ....

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emotional distress

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you manage your

problems by changing the way you think and behave

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painful intercourse

loss of desire

Counselling to help you explore the cause of your anger and how

to manage it

Call us to find out more

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performance anxiety

If you are single or in a relationship and want to know more,

email or call ...

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Sex Addiction

the first step is acknowledgement, the second is

asking for help

Many things can become addictive, including sex and love.

Addiction is much more than a bad habit. When we are addicted,

controlling what we’re doing is an ongoing challenge.

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Our specially trained Therapists will help you identify and change

the painful behaviours that are harming your life, including ….

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Do you feel powerless and out of control?

Is your sexual behaviour causing you or others harm?

Are your relationships suffering?

Are you tormented by compulsive sexual thoughts?

Do you feel shame or self-loathing?

Is your life becoming unmanageable?

affairs

anger

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cybersex

guilt and shame

If you’re feeling concerned, email or call ....

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obsession

pornography

What Our Clients Say

The counselling helped

much more than I had even

expected. Very glad we

were able to get this support.

Pretty life changing.

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Relationship Counselling

This has helped us put our

children first again.

Thank you

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Family Mediation

Strengthened the bond

between myself and my

daughter

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Contact Centre Client

I really enjoyed this session.

It was much more helpful

than I had expected. We’re

going to attend mediation...

to sort things out properly.

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Parenting Apart

The counselling service was a great help to be able to speak

openly about the problems and to get everything out in the

open, lifting a great weight off my shoulders

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Counselling

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Family Mediation

Mediation Helps You Focus On What Matters

Separation and divorce are difficult for most families. Usually

there’s a lot to sort out at the time of separation, or even years

later. You may be worried about living arrangements, parenting

apart or making arrangements for your children.

Parenting Apart

parents who work together have happier children

We know how difficult family breakdown and living in

separate homes can be. Our one-off Parenting Apart Groups

can help you to:

Many grandparents are also affected by family breakdown.

Mediation can benefit all family members.

Our Family Mediators help families to resolve issues

including ….

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understand what you and your children are going through

help your children cope

work together as parents

plan for the future

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arrangements for children & contact schedules

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communication and parenting apart

conflict resolution

grandparents and stepfamilies

residence

Our aim is to help improve communication, reduce conflict and

agree on practical, workable arrangements for all the family.

You and your ex-partner attend a different 3 hour group. Sessions

are free and run at various dates and times.

A Parenting Apart Information Session is an opportunity for

you to find out how you and your children can move forward

positively.

The facilitators are experienced family support professionals

who will explain what your children need from you and their

other parent.

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Contact Centres

children want to keep in touch with both parents

AVENUE Child Contact Centres are welcoming places where

separated children, parents and families can enjoy time together.

Our Centres are open across Northeast Scotland on weekends

and at other times by arrangement ….

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Aberdeen

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Elgin

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Huntly

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Turriff

Family Matters

mediation helps you focus on what really matters

Families fall out! Power struggles, arguments and tension

are common. When we feel misunderstood and unable to

communicate, emotional tensions and stress can increase

beyond our control.

Parents and teenagers also find themselves in conflict and many

feel powerless. Whether you’re an adult or teen, we can help

you find mutual ground.

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Fraserburgh

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Peterhead

Mediation gives everyone a voice. Our Specialist Practitioners can

help you to see things from each other’s perspective. Mediation

promotes ...

The centres can be used for contact or to pick up or drop off

children. Contact can either be supported or supervised.

Trained staff provide toys and play materials and ensure children

can relax and have fun.

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discussion and understanding

negotiation and compromise

creative solutions

We ask you to attend a pre-contact visit with a Family Support

Worker to clarify expectations.

Our main aim is to help you and your family achieve positive,

secure relationships, improve well-being and resolve conflict.

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Consulting Children

young people tell us they don’t want to be stuck in

the middle

After parents separate, young people can find it hard to

communicate with them. Afraid of split loyalties and causing

further conflict, they learn to tell parents what parents want to

hear. Consulting Children gives them an independent voice. We

help them to .…

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If you’re a young person, talking about your family to someone

you don’t know can feel awkward. This is understandable, but

our Family Mediators will help you. You will ….

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express concerns

give feedback

Feeling heard and listened to, will help all of your family manage

change and move forward with confidence.

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share their views

talk about change

be given time to consider what you want to say

not be quizzed or asked inappropriate questions

choose whether you wish to share your views

Young People’s Counselling

talking about your problems can make things easier

In today’s society young people are faced with many difficult

situations. Family separation, peer pressure and lifestyle issues

are common and can lead to social, emotional and behavioural

difficulties.

If you’re a parent, Counselling can offer children and young

people the opportunity to share their problems and be heard

compassionately. Talking can help them to release their feelings,

manage anxieties and live a happier life.

If you’re a child or young person, you might feel nervous about

talking to someone you don’t know. This is perfectly normal and

we understand how hard it can be.

But when things are bothering you, it’s often easier to talk with

someone outside your family. No-one will know what you’ve

discussed unless you decide to tell them.

Counselling helps young people to better understand their

situation, cope with their emotions and make positive choices

for the future.

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Art Therapy

pictures can say more than words

Play Therapy

children and families heal faster when working together

Children are sensitive to the world around them, but they don’t

have the language to describe their feelings. When something

is wrong, they often act out their unhappiness. It’s difficult for

parents to interpret and manage children’s behaviour, causing

worry and distress for everyone.

Our Play Therapy Service helps children from 5 - 10 years who

are experiencing ...

Art therapy uses creative techniques such as drawing, painting,

collage, colouring and sculpting to help people express

themselves. Within this context, art is not used as a diagnostic

tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be

confusing and distressing.

Some people find this kind of therapy really helpful because

it provides a way to convey painful feelings and experiences

without talking about them.

You don’t need to be an artist or even be able to draw. We ...

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give you a safe place with someone who won’t judge

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anxiety and depression

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bereavement or loss

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help you make sense of things and understand yourself more

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anger or tantrums

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family problems

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help you resolve or manage complicated feelings

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trauma

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health issues

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help you express yourself without using words

Toys are like the child’s words and play is their language. Through

play, children can express their feelings and learn new skills.

Art therapy offers children and young people from 10 years and

adults an alternative to counselling or psychotherapy.

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Find Out More ...

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relationship counselling

individual counselling

separation counselling

cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

anger management

psychosexual therapy

sex addiction

family mediation

parenting apart

child contact centres

family matters

consulting children

young people’s counselling

play therapy

art therapy

advice and information

member of Relationships Scotland

01224 587571 ▪ aberdeen@avenue-info.com

01779 490790 ▪ peterhead@avenue-info.com

01343 540801 ▪ elgin@avenue-info.com

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