Everyone at some stage of their lives experiences personal difficulties and emotional issues. All of us have problems at times, periods when we’re depressed or anxious, when life’s stresses seem overwhelming. Often we will seek to solve these problems on our own or turn to our family and friends. Most of the time we can talk to family and friends, or even resolve these problems ourselves. But sometimes we can’t; sometimes it’s just smarter to seek the help of experts. Counselling provides this necessary support; and is designed to enhance our lives and bring about positive change through self-awareness and development.
Avalon Relationship Consultants specialise in Family Therapy.
Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy and family systems therapy, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
What the different schools of family therapy have in common is a belief that, regardless of the origin of the problem, and regardless of whether the clients consider it an “individual” or “family” issue, involving families in solutions is often beneficial. This involvement of families is commonly accomplished by their direct participation in the therapy session. The skills of the family therapist thus include the ability to influence conversations in a way that catalyzes the strengths, wisdom, and support of the wider system.
Family therapy has been used effectively in the full range of human dilemmas; there is no category of relationship or psychological problem that has not been addressed with this approach.