Helping you to achieve harmony in the family
There is no such thing as a perfect family. While it is a source of love, support, and encouragement for most people, a family can also be disconnected and leave its members feeling isolated, overlooked, or worse, at odds with each other. The good thing is that there is a type of talking therapy – family counselling – which can help families deal with problems and build a more harmonious home.
How does family counselling work?
Family counselling sessions are conducted by a family therapist, which can be a psychologist or social worker. Family therapy typically involves 10 to 12 sessions on average. But the length of the therapy will largely depend on the issues that need to be addressed or resolved.
Through family counselling, families are aided by therapists in communicating better, understanding underlying issues, solving problems, and finding new ways to co-exist. While it is true that family counselling does not assure that family problems will go away, this form of therapy still gives family members a chance to get through tough times or situations.
What types of issue can family counselling help?
- Substance abuse
- Separation or divorce
- Infidelity and trust issues
- Disagreements between family members
- Mental illness or ailment of a family member
- Financial problems or conflicts involving money
- School problems like poor grades or bullying
- Difficulties between siblings
- Shared custody of children
- Kids’ behavior problems
- Death in the family
What are the benefits of family counselling?
Often times, lack of communication between family members can fuel discontent in a home. It can also cause family members to grow apart, creating a perfect breeding ground for problems to crop up in the future.
Family counselling services provide tools and insights designed to enable family members to open up and be understood by their peers. It can address misunderstandings within family members and consequently improve their relationships with each other.
Better Group Dynamics
Family dynamics could become unhealthy due to misunderstandings or lack of communication between family members. Through family counselling, family members can recognize that those patterns exist and learn new and healthy ways of interacting with each other. Family members will be able to identify reasons behind conflicts and misunderstandings in the family. This can very well end up saving the marriage.
Poor family dynamics can cause some members to feel depressed. This can be remedied through family counselling sessions. As family members discover source of conflict and work towards the resolution of these issues, they should start to feel better about themselves.
Family counselling can help you build a stronger home by aiding family members in resolving conflicts and improving communication in the family.
Support through Difficulties
Difficult life stages like death, divorce, and relocation can negatively affect family dynamics. Family counselling can help those who struggle to cope with these stressful moments.