Family Therapy is a model of psychotherapy that explores the interactions within relationships in order to effect changes.
People do not have problems in isolation. They are often created or perpetuated in the way we interact with those important to us.
Family therapy views individual’s problems in the context of their relationships.
Discussing your situation, anxieties or concerns can help you to cope with the emotions you are experiencing so that you can begin to discover a new way forward.
A professionally led therapy session differs from a routine conversation because as a therapist I am able to look at your situation objectively. I am here to challenge your thinking to enable you to re-frame your perceptions and find solutions that will work for you.
I will not judge or tell you how you must handle your situations – but I can help you find ways, and suggest tools that can be incorporated into your life, to make a sustainable and positive change.
It is difficult to take the first step to talk to a stranger about something important and personal.
You may be worried about discussing how you may be getting it wrong with your partner, friends or family members. Or perhaps you are desperately trying to get your partner’s attention to find out whether you are important and still matter to one another.
When we feel connected to those close to us we are more able to cope with life’s challenges.
Whatever your individual, family or couple issues we can work together to rediscover your strengths, in a supportive non-judgemental atmosphere, that will enable you to see your situation in a different way. This will help you find the solutions that will work for you.
Family Therapy provides a valuable approach for people of all ages and backgrounds who may be experiencing a variety of difficulties such as:
Child & adolescent behaviour
Parenting issues with all age groups
Behavioural issues in school
Couple or marital difficulties or stress
Separation or divorce
Step-parenting or lone-parenting
Rebuilding relationships following trauma
Helping people recognise their strengths can be a relatively short process, however, some difficulties can be more complex and clients may need longer.
Each situation is different and unique.