Family therapy can help you improve troubled relationships with your partner, children or other family members. You may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and learn coping skills to bring you closer together.
The aim of Family Therapy is to enable family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and feelings safely, understand each other’s experience and opinions in relation to current problems in the family and hence appreciate each other’s needs. A family therapist supports the family in finding constructive ways to help each other and build on family strength so that changes can take place in the family. It not only supports changes with individuals but also affects their relationships within the family and beyond.