Family therapy is useful for all kinds of families from all walks of life who are facing all kinds of difficulties and experiences, such as:
- Families facing challenges such as alcoholism, mental illness, physical illness, bereavement, eating disorders, ageing, family conflicts, cultural adjustments, trauma etc
- Families who are worried about their children’s behaviour
- Parents who want to divorce or separate in a way that focuses on their children’s happiness and needs
- Families who are fostering and adopting children
- Families and couples who want to build closer and happier relationships
- Any family who would like someone to help them talk openly and about difficult things in a safe and useful way.
As well as addressing a range of problems and health conditions, family therapy is sensitive to diverse family forms, respecting the importance of each persons beliefs, culture and life experiences. It is also considerate of the needs and problems of each individual within a family unit and takes into account all other key relationships in people’s lives. This makes it a useful approach for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Research shows Family Therapy is useful for children, young people and adults experiencing a very wide range of difficulties and experiences.