For Your Family
Family therapy helps a group of people who are in a close relationship to each other.
Research shows that family therapy is useful for children, young people and adults who may be experiencing a wide range of difficulties and experiences.
Therapy brings families together to work through situational or relationship concerns. These may include health issues, addictions, conflict, finances.
Family therapy aims to . . .
- Be considerate and inclusive of the needs of each member of the group.
- Recognise and build on members’ strengths and relational resources.
- Respond sensitively to diverse family forms and relationships, cultures and beliefs.
- Work in partnership with and alongside families.
- Enable members to talk together or individually, often about distressing or upsetting issue, in a respectful way.
- Invite engagement and support recovery.
Family therapy enables members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, offering an understanding of individual views and experiences whilst appreciating each other’s needs. Moving forward by identifying and building on strengths and making useful changes in their relationships and lives.
Family therapy usually works with the family as a group, however some sessions may involve working with people on an individual basis or, where appropriate, individual sessions within a series of family meetings.
Family therapy offers an opportunity for members to reflect upon important relationships and find ways forward.
What can we expect?
- Improvement in the way family members in interact
- Increased functionality of the family as a unit
- Greater awareness of oneself within that unit