Family therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that observes the problems of individuals considering their relations to those that are important to them, and also takes into account the environmental and cultural effects influencing the individual. The main objective of family therapy is to improve the operation and relationships within a family: to facilitate mutual understanding and emotional support between family members and to develop strategies for coping mechanisms and solving problems.
What problems can be addressed with family therapy?
- Difficulties related to parental roles
- Relationship problems between the parent and child
- Issues and difficulties with raising a child
- Difficulties relating to the birth of the first child
- Settling into nursery or kindergarten, getting back to work
- Mental problems in childhood and adolescence
- Stalled performance at school
- Teenage addiction
- Mood swings
- Trauma and abuse
- Difficulties caused by bereavement or personal loss
- Remarriage and “mosaic” families
- Fallings out, conflicts in the family
- Behaviour problems in childhood, adolescence and adulthood
- Kids leaving home
- Difficulties related to aging and changing life cycles
- Unsettled family relations (with parents, siblings or other family members).