Parent-Adult Child Counselling
Y ou might be surprised to learn that most parent-adult child relationships involve a degree of tension or even periods of separation and withdrawal from one another. Because it’s one of the longest lasting of human ties, it’s perhaps reasonable to expect some rocky patches along the way. But how do you cope with the oftentimes intense emotional response to parent-child conflict? And perhaps more importantly how do you reconnect with your loved one? Avoidance just doesn’t seem to be working – in fact it’s probably making things worse.

At Northern Frontiers our trained counsellors are experienced in analysing family tensions and identifying strategies that help parents and adult children manage relationship tensions. Family counselling can teach you how to listen for understanding and gain awareness of your own expectations and viewpoints as well as those of your loved one. It can help you appreciate the benefits of seeking win/win solutions when problems arise (and they invariably will). In short, counselling offers opportunities for personal growth and relationship repair and strengthening through understanding and respecting each other’s viewpoint.


Northern Frontiers’ Parent-Adult Counselling Service typically assists with issues such as:

Transitioning through family stages –children becoming parents – parents becoming grandparents

Inheritance and bequest issues

Child-minding disagreements

Establishing and maintaining respectful boundaries

Understanding the reason/s for parent-adult child disconnection

Accommodating each other’s needs

Respecting different points of view

Improving communication – how it differs once children become adults

Dealing with the legacy of family dysfunction or violence

Take the first step towards improved understanding and healthier family relationships…

Out of Hours Appointments:

From 7.30am – 4pm weekdays and from 8:30am Sundays – which means there’s no need to disrupt your work/life schedule. Out of hours appointments tend to fill fast so please book early to avoid disappointment. Simply call 1300 90 81 70 or email:

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75 Digger St,

Cairns North QLD 4870


+1300 90 81 70

Mobile: 0419 531 269 (text messaging available)

LiveChat: If you have any questions about our services and don't have time to ring or email, feel free to use the LiveChat function (bottom right of this page).



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: (Closed)

Sunday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm