What is Family Counselling?
Family therapy seeks to understand people through their family relationships. Very often our behaviours are connected to the behaviours we have learned from our immediate families. Family therapy helps by guiding these complex relationships toward meaningful understandings for all.
What happens to one member of the family has an impact on all members of the family. A disruption in one system causes a disruption of the entire system.
We work with the family as a unit, understanding that many circumstances are connected, and that we are working toward a solution for everyone.
TherapyNow offers an integrated Family Support Structure.
Counselling sessions are set up between partners, siblings and various combinations of family members.
The recovery rate of the entire family is significantly accelerated when each member, individually and collectively, undergo counselling support alongside the initial patient.
Family therapy is never about blame, shame, guilt or fear. Family therapy is about creating a platform to resolve issues that have happened between family members. We examine the assigned roles and events that have occurred within the family structure and how these roles and scenarios can establish a path forward.
Family counselling focuses on restoring bonds, encouraging communication and teaching each family member how to play their part, so that the family can positively function.
Family counselling can help members have a voice, and express their feelings and their needs, so that these can be met.
Can Family Counselling Help My Family?
Every family has issues – some are easily resolved, but some are not. A counsellor can help gain perspective and mediate as required.
Things like the loss of a loved one, separation, divorce, moving, loss of income, substance misuse or any trauma that impacts the whole family, are some of the issues that can benefit from family counselling. Grief Counselling can help in any of these mentioned. Parents who are battling with their kids or the transition to teens, could also consider parental guidance or counselling for the teen themselves.
Family Counselling seeks to create understanding and therefore improve the quality of family relationships.
Family Counselling in South Africa
Family Counselling is aimed at improving communication between family members, enhancing the quality of relationships, strengthening bonds and increasing the overall happiness of the whole family.
There are many scenarios that can benefit from counselling: going through or considering divorce; blended families; substance misuse; disorders; sexual orientation or any other issue. These are all discussed in a safe, supported space.
Often, issues come down to family members not understanding one another and finding a voice and safe space to unpack it all.
- We carefully listen to your story without judgement
- We listen to what you are saying and what you are not saying
- We work through each issue, with you, as it comes up
- We work with you to shift what you want to change
- We do not assume, we simply offer support, guidance & tools
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives.
How TherapyNow Can Help You
TherapyNow's skilled and experienced Therapists have an integrated approach
using a variety of tools, services and evidence-based therapies that are designed
specifically to support your personal growth journey as an individual.
Therapy Now is a safe space for you to speak your story and receive assistance to move through your situation that is negatively impacting you, with freedom and without judgement. Having a personal therapist can help you gain a new perspective and find a way forward. TherapyNow Therapists are experienced, qualified and adhere to a strict code of ethics.
Schedule a discreet and secure online session with your dedicated personal counsellors via Zoom, Google Meet or WhatsApp.