​​​​​"Supporting and empowering families to combat radicalisation"

How we can help

We can help you to make better sense of what’s happening in your life – all you need to do is pick up the phone or email.

If you have concerns or worries about a son or daughter or a loved one and are unable  to distinguish the signs and symptoms of possible radicalisation, Families for Life is here to help.

We can guide you as a helping hand through what may be one of the most complex and frightening experiences of your life. Being sensitive to your individual and family values and circumstances, we will work with you to build upon your own strengths and existing relationships to meet the challenges being faced by you and your family.

Family counselling support may be considered the most innovative approach that deals with the potential threat posed by extremist groups. Early intervention and support for families is therefore essential and can take place at any part of the radicalisation process. We can assist parents and siblings from the very first signs of growing extremism, all the way through to while an individual is engaged in extremist activities or when the individual is engaging in a rehabilitation or reintegration program. In its earliest stages, family support can be targeted towards parents with individuals at risk, by talking about their anxieties and creating an open atmosphere in which their relative can talk and discuss extremist ideas and in which positive alternatives can be provided

At Families for Life  we offer counselling services by fully qualified counsellors, to assist you and  better equip you in understanding  the radicalisation process and what may be happening  to the person you love and how you can help.

We can do this in various ways:

  • Face -to- face  counselling therapy - Sometimes a quiet space  with someone who really understands is just what we need to get us through. With Families for Life individuals can receive one-to-one therapy sessions  with an experienced, highly-trained counsellor.
  • Telephone counselling - Counselling by phone is similar to traditional face –to –face counselling. It provides a private window in which you can talk one-to-one with a therapist about issues affecting your life.
  • Skype counselling sessions - If you think you would benefit from seeing a counsellor, but know that you would struggle to fit a series of face-to-face sessions into your busy schedule, online counselling via Skype might be the best choice for you.
  • Home Visit Counselling - Our home visit service is there for the elderly, those who may be unable to attend our office due to physical or medical disability, child care issues, and anyone preferring the comfort of their own home.
  • Outreach work - raising awareness among parents, carers and professionals of the personal impact of radicalisation on a family through tailored-made workshops, training, presentations to schools, colleges, children’s services and community/faith organisations.

In addition we offer specialist support for individuals in need

of support for recovery from mental health  problems such as:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement & Loss

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Addictions

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

  • Domestic Violence

  • Brain Injury