What is Family Therapy?
“It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, 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 find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.”
When is it effective?
Research shows Family Therapy is useful for children, young people, adults and older adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties and circumstances including: couple relationship difficulties; child and adolescent mental health issues; adult mental health issues; child, adolescent and adult behavior difficulties; parenting issues; illness and disability in the family; separation; divorce and step-family life; anorexia; bulimia and other eating disorders; fostering, adoption, kinship care and the needs of ‘looked after’ children; domestic violence and abuse; self-harm; drug and alcohol misuse; the effects of trauma; difficulties related to ageing and other life cycle changes.