Couples & Family Counselling

I hold a Certificate in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice.

Family Therapy – or to give it its full title, Family and Systemic Psychotherapy – helps
people in a close relationship help each other.

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.

Research shows Family Therapy is useful for children, young people and adults experiencing
a very wide range of difficulties and experiences.

Family Therapy aims to be:

  • Inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family and/or other key relationships (systems) in people’s lives
  • Recognise and build on peoples’ strengths and relational resources
  • Work in partnership ‘with’ families and others, not ‘on’ them
  • Sensitive to diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures
  • Enable people to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that respect their experiences, invite engagement and support recovery (The Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice).

Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more about my practice with couples and family groups or visit The Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice’s website.