Family therapy (Family and Systemic Psychotherapy) aims to help members of a family understand each other better, resolve conflict and change negative behaviours. It is suitable for all ages.
Lots of different events and circumstances can make family life stressful, from mental health problems to getting married. When things become overwhelming, or when you’re finding it difficult to move out of old, unhelpful patterns, family therapy may be able to help.
During our time, I will encourage the family to draw on the strengths and commitments shown and possessed by each member of the group. We will aim to build communication skills, further creating a sense of unity.
Benefits of Family Therapy
- Reduce conflict
- Enhance communication
- A better understanding of healthy boundaries and family patterns and dynamics
- Improved problem solving
- Deeper empathy for each other
What happens during family therapy?
Initial session: The initial session will be used as an opportunity for us to get to know each other. We will gain an understanding of the family history before looking at what has brought you to therapy.
Length of therapy: The number of sessions is unique to the family. I am aware of the financial commitment towards private therapy and therefore we will review the progress regularly.
During a session: Sessions are relaxed and informal. They will be guided by you as the family. I offer a flexible approach; sessions can be a group session, individual , couple or sibling session depending on what the family need.
Session venue may vary depending on how many are in the family group. The therapy room can hold three of us. We are able to use the local village hall where discretion is upheld at all times. In some cases, the therapy can take place at the family home. This can be discussed when we are making the initial appointment.
Sessions are £90 for 60 minutes