Couple & family counselling
I am so grateful to you for the support, it means a lot, just being able to discuss something like this that’s happened to me, not being judged and eventually believe in myself more."
Familia's couple and family counselling is short-term service based on discussion and peer support for intercultural couples and families in life situations that cause concern or stress. In Familia's counselling, we can identify factors that affect the well-being of intercultural families. You can contact us, for example in matters related to relationship, parenthood, raising children or divorce and stepfamilies. Our support is culturally sensitive and respectful of the views of intercultural families.
Counselling has a solution-oriented approach. The aim is to find new perspectives, identify the couple's and family's own resources, and guide them to their reinforcement through discussion and dialogue. The aim of the counselling may be, for example, to improve the conversational skills and connection of spouses, to find new solutions or to strengthen family interaction. You can come to the counselling alone or together even if the relationship has ended. In this case, concerns related to the separation can be considered (not including legal advice). If necessary, we can help you to find other services and support suitable for your family's situation.
Couple and family counselling includes approximately 1–3 face-to-face or online meetings and is free of charge. Counselling is currently available in Finnish, English and Spanish. You can sign up for couple and family counselling by filling in the contact form. We aim to respond to contacts as soon as possible, no later than within 2 working days (during holidays, response times may be extended).
In urgent matters or acute crisis, contact Mieli ry Crisis Helpline.
In the matters related to bi- or multilingualism, please contact Belingual Project.
More information about our services:
Familia Info offers free individual advice, support and guidance in questions related to the everyday life and integration of intercultural families. We provide you with information about Familia's services and activities and you can, for example, ask us about studies, job search, housing, residence permits, citizenship, Kela, Te-office or other public and NGO sector's services. Familia Info is available in Finnish and English (if possible also in other languages). You can contact us by email or by using the contact form. We respond to contacts on Mondays and Thursdays (there may be changes to response times during holidays).
The service is also available by phone on Mondays 6pm to 8pm. Tel. 045 78356873.
Eron ensiapupisteet - divorce first-aid (Helsinki and Espoo)
Eron ensiapupisteet ( the "divorce first-aid service points") offer guidance and counsel about divorce, specific questions related to divorced families and children-related questions, as well as services designed for families living a divorce situation.
BELINGUAL ADVICE LINE
Belingual offers on-call help and support in matters related to childrens multilingualism, as well as information concerning early childhood educational institutions that offer multilingual services.
Mondays 13–15.00, 045 78352075 (calls, text messages + Whatsapp)
We offer support in the following areas: