Family Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that specialises in improving communication between family members and strengthening family relationships. Sometimes referred to as systemic psychotherapy, it sees individuals as being located within a family system, community or environment, that can impact positively or negatively on the person in terms of their psychological health and well-being.
It is a psychotherapy that helps individuals and families deal with change (e.g. adolescence, loss, separation, etc.) while enhancing connections between family members.
Family Therapy is particularly effective in dealing with the following issues:
- Strengthening family relationships
- Dealing with separation and/or loss
- Parenting dilemmas
- Adolescence issues
- Improving mental health and well-being
- Enhancing communication between family members
- Eating Disorders
- Changes in the family
Family therapy is a relatively short-term model of psychotherapy with persons usually experiencing changes within 6 to 10 sessions. Generally, as many members of the family as possible are asked to attend, but this may not always be feasible for a variety of reasons, and therapy can still proceed. For example, sometimes parents attend part of a session, and the family therapist meets with the child/teenager for the remainder of the session. Sessions usually take place on a fortnightly basis.
If you would like to inquire about Family Therapy or make an appointment, please phone Boyle FRC on 071 9663000.