Family Counselling is a unique form of therapy that can help create a successful family unit that is able to understand and identify the needs of the individual members and balance those needs with the well-being of the family.
The goal of the family counselling is to help family members identify how specific behaviours affect others, learn new ways of relating to each other, resolve conflicts and open lines of communication between all family members to help everyone in the family understand and support each other. This type of therapy can help when families are feeling overwhelmed, sad and angry; when they’re unsure how to move forward; or when they feel that they are repeating the same harmful behaviours over and over. If a family is dealing with changes associated with illness, mental health and substance use problems, unemployment, relocation, ageing, divorce, trauma and death and grieving, family therapy can be very helpful.
Structural family therapy is a treatment that addresses patterns of interaction that create problems within families, the focus of treatment is on changing the family structure rather than changing individual family members.
A family counsellor may: