Family and Children Therapy
Families can benefit from therapy when they have everyday concerns such as communication problems, conflicts or behavioural problems in children and adolescents.
Family therapy can help when experiencing any stressful event that may strain family relationships, such as divorce or the loss of a loved one.
It can be effective in treating mental health problems that affect the family as a whole such as depression, illness or problems with eating.
Family counselling aims to promote understanding and collaboration among family members in order to solve problems of one or more individuals. For example, if a child is having social and academic problems, therapy will focus on the family patterns that may contribute to the child's acting out rather than evaluating the child's behaviour alone. As the family uncovers the source of the problem, they can learn to support the child and other family members, and work together on minimising or changing the conditions that contribute to the child’s undesired behaviour.
Before we start therapy, we will have a consultation session to assess the problem, set up goals and discuss the best way forward.