Counselling and Therapy

  • Families who want
    to build closer
    and happier relationships
  • Problems with children
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Behaviour
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Anorexia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attachment Issues
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Step-family life
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Illness & disability
  • Managing Problems
  • Parenting Issues

Jo Burrows, Systemic Psychotherapist for allFamily therapy

The focus of family therapy is to help family members work through problems, illness and relationship difficulties to create change collaboratively.

The approach is one of working in partnership ‘with’ families, not ‘on’ them, to to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely. We aspire to understand each other’s experiences and views, and appreciate each other’s needs. And can then build on strengths to make useful and enduring changes in your relationships and lives.

Recognising the diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures is an important part of my therapeutic approach.

It is helpful if as many family members as possible attend the first session; however, parts of families can attend. Attendance at sessions depends upon the problem the family wishes to work on and willingness on the part of individuals within a family to attend. Sometimes parents attend sessions without their children and at times sibling groups find sessions by themselves helpful.

Sometimes parts of families attend therapy to work on making changes in their specific relationships i.e. mothers and daughters.

Familes come to talk about many issues, some examples are:

  • Behavioral and emotional problems concerning children and adolescents
    • Children withdrawing from family life
    • Mood changes
    • Self harm
    • Stealing
    • Obsessive Behaviour
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Separation and divorce
  • Psychological health problems concerning parents, adolescents or children
  • Physical health problems concerning parents, adolescents or children
  • Illness & Disability
  • School attendance issues
  • Relationship problems between family members
  • Step family life
  • Fostering & Adoption
  • Leaving home issues
  • Relationship problems between adult children and parents.

Family therapy is a dynamic process with the aim of changing unhelpful interaction and behavior patterns. Tasks of practical or observational nature that take place between sessions are often an important part of therapy.

A session lasts for approximately 50 minutes.

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