Clients: Jane and Simon Doman
Case history: Jane and Simon are the parents of Katie Doman (16), whose best friend Jenny Cleaver (daughter of Bob and Sue Cleaver) went missing six months ago and has not been seen since; referral to service via my personal request.
Jane and Simon have never been to counselling before and were rather nervous about the process. We spent time discussing what they, and Katie, could gain from sessions and how they would work.
Their daughter Katie’s best friend went missing six months ago and recently Katie has taken to missing college. In the past fortnight she has changed her appearance to resemble Jenny and has become uncommunicative. It was this behaviour, and the distress it was causing the Cleaver family, that led me to contact the Doman family.
It is agreed that Jane and Simon will ask Katie to come to sessions. They will also be undertaking sessions themselves.
Agreed plan of action: Jane and Simon to raise the idea of counselling with Katie.