BUILD CLOSENESS AND GET ALONG BETTER
BENEFITS OF FAMILY COUNSELLING
For family counselling to be effective, adults, teenagers, and even older children must take responsibility for their behaviour. Some family members may need to change their behaviour more than others.
Not all family members must attend each session. I often see parents together, without their children, for example.
HELPING THE WHOLE FAMILY
Family counselling can help family members
learn more about themselves and how their family functions
focus less on the family member who has been identified as "ill" or "having the problem" and more on the family's health and behaviour as a whole
improve communication and interaction
acquire skills for resolving conflict together
identify and build on each other's strengths
tolerate and work with each other's differences
understand one another more, build closeness, and get along better.
I do not provide written assessments or reports for any reason, including:
progress in counselling