Family Therapy

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What is Family Therapy?

Family Therapy is Systemic Psychotherapy where a therapist works with the whole family, parts of the family or individual family members whichever is required and deemed most beneficial to the clients needs. They work with both adults and children, parents, siblings, multi generational and wider family groups and step families: Whoever is felt to be part of the family and important in each others lives.

The therapist enables the family to explore the things that are impacting on their relationships and well being, whether these are external factors (things outside the family and home) or internal factors (relationships within the family and individual difficulties).

How many sessions will we need?

Different issues have different approaches and so it is difficult to specify the number of sessions it might take. Sometime where the parents are trying to address distress or difficult behaviours in their children it may not take many sessions of focussed work. The therapist and parents can work on new strategies and understanding to take home and apply within the family setting. Where there are longstanding difficulties or serious issues that have passed on through the generations some or all of the family may need longer to heal and move forward. The therapist will work with the family to understand what is needed and how it will be addressed.

Why do people come for Family Therapy?

Family therapists can help with:

  • Family relationships and changes in the family and family life
  • Family communication problems
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Adult mental health
  • Parenting issues


Maggie Addison

Jacqueline Bird

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