The importance of family life can not be under estimated. It is important because healthy relationships within the family are essential to the well-being of children and adults, as well as society in general. No family is perfect but some families face enormous stresses and strains which, without some outside help and support, can be harmful to the children and adults involved.
Family therapy involves exploration of the families presenting dilemma, focusing on the beliefs, and the interactions which maintain the difficulty or which prevent its resolution. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members and it emphasises family relations as an important factor in psychological well-being
The family therapist aims to be inclusive and considerate of the needs of the client (individual, couple or family client groups) while also taking into account the needs of other family members and/or other key relationships in people’s lives, to recognise and build on peoples’ strengths and resources and to be sensitive to diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures. The skills of the family therapist include the ability to work with the family to find creative and healing ways to address and improve the families’ quality of life.
Family Therapy may involve all family members, including young children, adolescents and parents. Or it may involve some family members or couples. Sibling groups may attend with or without their parents. Clients can attend for individual sessions separately from their families if this is their request and need.
we can help with issues like:
- Strenghtening family relationships
- Family conflict and disharmony
- Communication difficulties
- Emotional problems manifesting in one family member
- Stress and worry
- Parenting dilemmas
- Adolescent issues
- Mental health issues
- Illness within family
- Addiction within parental