Contemporary families come in all shapes and sizes, and need to constantly flex and evolve in order to adapt to changed circumstances. Over the course of time, families may experience challenges such as children struggling at school, or chronic ill-health and caring responsibilities.
As relationships develop, often extended families or children from previous relationships also need to blend together and learn how to live in harmony. Differing family values or expectations may cause tension or friction if not addressed.
Family therapy will help you to understand one another better and see each other’s perspectives, without descending into arguments or scapegoating behaviours. It provides you with a safe space to talk and work through difficult emotions with the help of an experienced therapist.
Depending on the nature of the problem that your family is facing, different approaches can be used such as using art materials or games to enable younger family members to express their feelings. Therapy is tailored to your family’s needs and can involve a mix of individual, couple and family sessions.