Sometimes it is most helpful to involve the whole family in therapy. This is because an individual with a problem affects a family, and families can both affect individuals, but are also the individual’s main influence and support. There is a huge amount of research evidence to support the effectiveness of working with whole families in order to help either an adult or a child. Research has also shown that there can be positive effects for other family members.
In sessions we look at:
- family structures and history,
- generational patterns,
- a range of approaches to helping change unhelpful patterns of behaviour and communication
- multiple perspectives of family members,
- issues of gender, culture, religious beliefs, and many other areas of identify and difference
- how to support families to explore the many aspects of their experience, and to move towards a more satisfactory way of relating.
- Family Therapy sessions tend to be scheduled at 2-4 week intervals and to be 60 – 90 minutes long.