AVENUE are looking for a Service Director who can build on our successes and lead the organisation forward at an exciting time in our development. We want someone who has the proven ability to oversee the strategic development of effective, high quality, innovative services that make a real difference to people's lives.
MESSAGE TO OUR CLIENTS AND REFERRERS
COVID - 19
Please be advised due to current Government guidelines on COVID-19 we are implementing the following changes to our services from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice:
AVENUE is the leading provider of Mediation, Counselling and Child Contact in the Northeast. We support children and families through times of change and transition.
AVENUE is the leading provider of Family Mediation, Relationship Counselling and Child Contact Services in the Northeast. We work with everyone from children to grandparents, supporting couples and families through times of change, difficulties and conflict.
Below are the dates for the Parenting Apart Groups in 2020. For more information follow this link.
Every year I dread Christmas. Both my parents and my husband's are so demanding and outspoken. They tend to dictate what is going to happen, everything from arrival time to the brand of sherry to be used in the trifle. I bite my tongue and try to please because I don’t want to cause a fight, but I’m fuming inside. I’m afraid a time will come when I erupt. I should say something but I’m not very good at standing up for myself and they are such unreasonable people. Any suggestions?
My wife and I have been married for 24 years and both our children have left home. Over the last two to three years, since our youngest moved out, my wife’s drinking has increased dramatically. Looking back, she always had a tendency to go too far, whether we were at parties or out with friends but I don’t think she drank alone at home. Nowadays when I get home from work, she has already had a few and is very argumentative. I’ve tried talking to her about it but she gets furious and it ends in a huge fight with her threatening to leave me. It’s getting so bad, part of me wishes she would leave but when she is sober, we get along well. I just don’t know what to do, please help.
For the past two years I have been having bouts of depression. I end up feeling anxious or worn out for no real reason and I find it really hard to communicate with people without lashing out at them. It happens even for short periods of time, like I might go from happy to distressed and angry from hour to hour. It’s affecting my work and I need to find a way to manage it before it causes major problems with my colleagues. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My husband has a very stressful job and he complains about it every day. There’s a lot of conflict between him and one of his colleagues and he’s not good at managing it. When he comes home, he’s in a bad mood, sometimes he barely speak to me and the kids. It’s been going on for an age and it’s really awful. I try to speak to him about it but he just barks at me, saying I don’t understand. I see the children watching the clock, waiting for Dad to come home and they scarper before he does. It’s all becoming unbearable, please help.