What is Family Counseling?
Families can be a source of support, encouragement and love but sometimes relationships within families are put under strain and family members feel isolated or overlooked. There can be violence, emotionally unavailable members, etc. In such cases, as a family the environment can become toxic and unhealthy. sometimes, this can cause depressive states in some members, anger issues, fear and low self esteem.
Family counselling can help when siblings aren’t getting on, or when parents and children are going through a divorce or separation. Forming a new family is a challenge and it is at this point that many parents contact Relate for some support to help everyone settle.
Whatever difficulties you’re having as a family, we can help.
Who is it for?
Family counseling is for those facing difficulties with other members of the family very often. sometimes, carrying out daily tasks and chores also seem tough. If there are gaps in communication, abuse (mental and physical), negative criticism and unhealthy behaviour patterns that are not getting resolved, then it’s time to seek Family counseling.
They need not be a biological family only, people that have been adopted, living together also fall under this category.
This is not age specific, all members of all ages can avail this service.
Benefits Of Family Counseling
If you’re having problems as a family, whatever’s causing them, Family Counselling can help the whole family to communicate better, and to understand and resolve differences.
When families go through change, it can be difficult to learn to adapt. Counselling can help family members to support one another through these difficult times, to reduce conflict and arguments and grow stronger as a result.
Duration of Family Counseling
The duration of the Family therapy would depend on the nature of the presenting issues, the stage of the conflicts, and the degree of receptivity to suggestions. A competent therapist possesses the ability to gently draw out stagnancy and create open-mindedness in the Family. Therapy could take anywhere between a few sessions to a few months or a year.