FAMILY THERAPY

THE AIM OF FAMILY THERAPY IS TO FIND WAYS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS TO HELP EACH OTHER

Who is it for?

Therapy for families is suitable for children and adults of all ages. I sometimes see all of the family members or people come to me with a specific relationship issues e.g between mother and daughter, father and son.

Length of treatment

Family therapy sessions last from 50 to 90 mins.

Issues we can help with

Family therapy can help with a wide range of things including:
• Parenting issues
• Child and adolescent behaviour
• Divorce and separation
• Adult mental health
• Changes in family life

Assessment

Assessment starts with a meeting to understand what the difficulties are. I talk to you about your concerns and ask questions about how you think and feel. I listen to the point of view of everyone there and will explain how family therapy works. Together we will agree a plan for future therapy sessions.

Therapy sessions

Families, including children, are usually seen together in one room for therapy sessions. As the counselling process develops, I work with individuals, couples or combinations of family members, depending on what the problem is.
The aim of family therapy is to help family members find ways to help each other, whether the problem is believed to be a personal issue or a family issue.