Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that focuses specifically on family relationships and it works from the premise that a problem lies within the family as a whole, rather than with a single person within the family unit.
Our therapist will support family members to help each other and work things out together and can be beneficial in enabling family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, as well as to deepen their understanding of each other, to appreciate each other’s needs better and make changes in their lives.
Family Therapy may be beneficial for children, young people and adults experiencing a wide range of relationship difficulties and life events. The types of problems that arise in family therapy work can include relationship difficulties, divorce and separation within the family unit, illness in parents or children, family bereavement, school and college difficulties and other life-changes that cause upset and pain.
Our therapist will remain impartial throughout the therapy process, aiming to actively engage all participants in sharing experiences and points of view and exploring ways forward that work for you all, also taking into consideration the family’s wider economic, social, cultural, political, and religious background, whilst respecting each individual’s different perspectives, beliefs, views and stories.
Family therapy tends to take between six to twelve sessions, depending upon the issues raised.
See our therapist Annabel Ashley.