Family therapy, also referred to as systemic therapy, can help those in close relationships to better understand and support one another.
It is understandable that families and those in relationships sometimes get into difficulties due to their differences; or feel the strain when loved ones have troubles. In a similar way to how all parts of the human body can work together the help heal a broken bone or fight an infection; family therapy can help family members work together when something feels particularly difficult.
The aim of therapy is to enable family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely in order to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.
Individuals can also find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.