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.
Therapy can be delivered in a number of different ways depending on the presenting difficulties.
Clients considering any form of family therapy are strongly advised to attend a consultation with one of our Counselling Psychologists or Senior Systemic Family Therapists to discuss the presenting difficulties and to ensure that the right therapy is being considered.
Consultations last for up to 50 minutes and usually involve all members of the family.
Child Focused Systemic Therapy
For families struggling to manage their child's behavioural or emotional difficulties, our experienced and friendly therapists can help parents improve their understanding of their child's emotional difficulties and provide individualised therapy for children to develop their ability to identify and manage their behaviour.
This starts with meeting parents or caregivers for a consultation to discuss the areas of concern with the therapist to enable a therapy formulation to be developed.
This may involve a number of sessions with the child, with regular review or strategy sessions with parents to monitor progress.
- £60 for child /individual / parent review sessions
- £75 for Group Family sessions
To speak to one of the team about booking an appointment call us on 01908 766526 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Family Therapy
This typically involves bringing the family unit together to discuss perceived problems in a safe and controlled way to encourage positive dialogue and improve understanding of each others perspectives. The therapist will encourage sharing of thoughts and stimulate ideas the family can consider to help them overcome obsticles and more forward together.
What we can help with
- Couple relationship difficulties
- Child and adolescent mental health issues
- Adult mental health issues
- Child, adolescent and adult behaviour difficulties
- Parenting issues
- Illness and disability in the family
- Separation, divorce and step-family life
- Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
- Fostering, adoption, kinship care and the needs of ‘looked after’ children
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Drug and alcohol misuse
- The effects of trauma
- Difficulties related to ageing and other life cycle changes.
Essentially, by evaluating these issues and providing support, family therapy can help families and individuals to:
- Better understand how their family functions
- Identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system
- Set goals and devise strategies to resolve problems
- Develop their communication skills
- Make the entire family unit stronger.