The aim of family counselling is to help family members deal appropriately with their immediate problems and to learn better ways of relating to each other. Family counseling involves the entire family, rather than just the couple or individual.
Family counselling is usually the nuclear family, with a husband, a wife, and any children. This might include sessions to help families deal with important issues interfering with the functioning of the family and the home environment. The family counselling focus is to help family members improve communication, solve family problems, understand and handle special family situations including job loss, child bullying, divorce, death, serious physical or mental illness, or child, teenage adolescent issues and create a healthy family environment.
I work hard not to take sides with any specific family member … I will help all the family members gain insight into your issues. Once the core issues are identified and explored, I will help the family learn coping techniques and develop strategies to get your life as a healthy family move in a positive direction.
Who can benefit from family counselling? Your family is suffering from some sort of family dysfunction and you probably know this. But you are not sure how to fix the issue. It may be time for family counselling. Family counselling can help you rebuild your family into a positive, healthy unit. Family counselling can help the family:
- Strengthen existing or rebuild family bonds
- Gain a better understanding of each family member
- Increase mutual respect for each family member
- Resolve family issues
- Facilitate and enhance family communication
- Prevent further family destruction
Family counselling means that everyone at the table has a place and a voice to express, safely. The sooner you seek the aid of a qualified Counsellor, the sooner you can bring peace, stability and communication back into the family unit.