Family therapy normally involves the whole family, or several family members, meeting with a counsellor or psychologist to discuss presenting issues.
Family therapy is helpful in situations where the family system has been disrupted. This may be a result of a problem of a single family member or multiple family members, where the issue is related or completely different.
The aim of family therapy is not to place blame on a single family member but rather to change overall family interaction or behaviour to help resolve the concern.
Typical situations we see at Think Psychological Services include:
- Conflict between family members
- Illness of a family member
- Re-marriage and acceptance
- Sibling relationships
- Parent and adult children relationships
- Grief and loss