How can family therapy help?
Family therapy and systemic practice supports the notion that family relationships form a key part of the emotional health of each member within that family. This type of therapy can help people who care for each other find ways to cope collaboratively with any distress, misunderstanding and pain that is affecting their relationships and putting a strain on the family unit. Common problems that I will work with include stressful and traumatic life events such as: divorce and separation, illness or death of a loved one, and transitional stages of family development that can cause pain and upset. Work and school related problems, psychosexual difficulties and parent child conflict can also be explored through family therapy.
I may also work alongside health professionals to address specific conditions such as ADAH, Aspergers, depression, trauma and any other conditions that may be having a damaging effect on family life. This makes family therapy useful for times of crisis and long standing problems that are taking their toll on the family. Essentially, by evaluating these issues and providing support, family therapy can help families and individuals to:
better understand how the family functions
identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system
set goals and devise strategies to resolve problems
develop communication skills
make the entire family unit stronger
Family Therapy sessions are 60 or 90 minutes in duration