Family therapy is counselling that assists family members to improve their communication and to help resolve conflicts. Psychologists specialising in family counselling/therapy, work specifically with families to increase effective communication, work through challenges, improve and maintain relationships.
We all come with our own set of values, interpretations, perspectives and expectations. Our own experiences in life can affect how we view things. Family counselling can provide you with a safe, neutral environment to help you resolve your differences and together work out a better way to manage the problem. Taking the first step is often the most difficult and once you have gained the necessary skills and understanding of your own needs and your family’s needs, it will enable you to have a more improved outcome. Sometimes it helps to have an objective person in the room to talk about things you haven’t been able to, or weren’t willing to discuss in the past. Issues we cover in family therapy can include but is not limited to finances, sibling relationships, adjusting to a new member of the family, adjusting to changes in work schedule, understanding and managing a member of the family’s mental illness, and addressing each family’s responsibilities such as domestic duties and expectations.
Sometimes parents of children who are having problems already may be feeling terrible because their child may be going through issues. Some of these issues include but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and bullying, behavioural issues and self-harm. They may be reluctant to seek professional help in the fear of being judged or blamed. Your psychologist is not hear to blame or judge you but to help you overcome the challenges your child or your family is going through. Working with each family member individually is highly effective and has had some rewarding results.
Psychologists at Growth Psychology Consulting Liverpool & Narellan are also qualified mediators who are able to provide mediation for families/ blended families to work towards resolving issues. Sometimes family members may be in disagreeance about a matter , for example financial .This setting will provide you a safe setting where you feel you can discuss your needs and issues with the opportunity to be heard and to come to some sort of arrangement where each person’s needs has been taken into consideration.
If you feel a mediator/ psychologist would help you improve your relationships or resolve your family conflict, let us help you. We understand that work or other family commitments may make it difficult to attend therapy in the day therefore we at Growth Psychology Consulting are available after hours. Family counselling/therapy can be organised evenings or Saturdays if required. Please call Growth Psychology Consulting to organise an appointment. We can aim of getting you an appointment within 24 to 48 hours. Call 1300 659 067