Do you feel like you are living with the consequences of bad parenting?
Do you think you were treated badly or unfairly during your childhood by your parent, and it’s left you feeling confused and with a low self esteem, but you don’t know what to do about it?
Does your parent still treat you badly even though you are an adult?
Maybe your parent has passed away, but you still seem to be affected by them and cant stop thinking about the way they treated you.
Have you been googling ‘narcissism’ and ‘toxic parents’ to try and figure out what’s going on with your mum or dad?
Hi I’m Mel, I’m a counsellor in Littlehampton in the UK and I have created a 6 week toxic parent recovery program.
This program is for anyone that has been in a toxic relationship with their parent and would like to learn more about it and learn how to recover from the long lasting traumatic effects that the relationship has left you with.
The program consists of 6:1 hour counselling sessions, over 6 consecutive weeks, that are structured in a way that will help you on your way to overcoming the effects of a toxic relationship with a parent and getting your life back on track.
The program can be done with me at my Littlehampton office, or online with me using Skype. Unfortunately I can only offer the course to UK residents.
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
As a child:
You felt like you were never good enough You were told you were too sensitive or dramatic, that you shouldn’t get so upset about things, and that you should just get over it Your parent seemed wrapped up in themselves and their life Your parent didn’t seem to care about your feelings You felt like you were to blame if things went wrong or your parent was upset Your parent was very controlling and manipulative Your parent had an addiction or a mental health issue that took over their life, which meant you didn’t get the care you deserved You were made to feel bad or wrong if you got upset Your needs weren’t met
As an adult:
You still feel like you are not good enough You feel confused, anxious, sad in your relationship with your parent You have a low self esteem and low self worth, you feel like whatever you do is never good enough, and you have a need to self isolate and self soothe You are still being told that you are too sensitive or dramatic, that you shouldn’t get so upset, and you should just ‘get over it’
Your parent puts you down, and never celebrates your achievements Conversations go around in circles and leave you feeling guilty and upset You sometimes doubt your perception of events, and feel like you are going crazy You struggle to make decisions and have difficulty trusting your gut instinct or intuition Your parent never takes responsibility for their behaviour, instead blaming you or others for their problems or the way things have turned out Your parent is very critical, manipulative, controlling and tells lies They still don’t seem to care about your feelings or your needs Your parent mocks, belittles, and gets angry with you when you try to stand up for yourself You feel like you are the one parenting them You don’t understand your parents behaviour and you wonder if your parent might have a mental health issue, and you feel like you see a side to your parent that no one else sees
Doing the 6 week toxic parent recovery program will help you to:
No longer feel confused or questioning your parents behaviour Finally make sense of your childhood Learn what was really going on Learn why you feel the way you do Make sense of your experiences Learn new strategies on how to handle things with your parent differently Learn how to protect yourself from any future toxic relationships Learn how to like yourself and trust yourself again Regain that lost self esteem and self worth Finish the course feeling better, calmer, stronger, with a new sense of hope for a brighter future
If this sounds like something you would like to do, then call, text or email me and let’s talk about it. I’ll ask you some questions to see if the program is right for you.
6 week program: £250
Option to pay £125 now and £125 after week three.
I look forward to hearing from you.