Work Fields

Counselling Services

A Family Counseling Center, under the support and guidance of the Central Social Welfare Board and the Kerala State Social Welfare Board, is running since 2004. The centre is supporting people to overcome family problems and strengthen the family as an institution with the required values and capacities. Apart from settling family feuds, the counseling centre is also instrumental in handling adolescent problems, parent-child maladjustment, behavioral problems in school, cases of substance abuse and suicide tendency.

Through counselling sessions at the Family Counselling Centre we could reunify many families which were quarrelling.

Sister Delishia, Family counsellor

Success Story

Love Letter Therapy

Thomas and Maria are married and live together with their two children in a small house in the Idukki district. Their children were always acting hyperactively. While Thomas stopped school after 10th standard and drives auto rickshaw, Maria finished her post graduation and became a teacher. He behaved very handsome and open-minded while she was not very talkative. Due to those differences of their character they often quarrelled with each other and planned to get divorced. This also affected the studies of the children negatively. As they came to the counselling sessions at VOSARD's Family Counselling Centre, they only mentioned the children's problems first. The counsellor found out that the main problem were not the children but the parents. Within four sessions the relation between Thomas and Maria was strenghtened. After rapport building, indicidual and family counselling sessions, both wrote down the likes and dislikes about each other in a so called Love Letter Therapy (LLT) and disscussed about it. During the last session they created a plan on how they could live together in harmony. Now they are still living together, the relationship improved and the children are studying well.