Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy or psychological counseling which is very common in Sydney and other parts of Australia. It is a widely accepted form of relationship counselling in Australian subcontinent that helps family members to improve interpersonal communication and resolve conflicts.
Family therapy can be only be provided by certified psychologist, clinical social worker or licensed therapist. The course of the therapy or treatment is usually customized and recommended as per the need of the situation and often short term. The treatment participation is open and include all family members or sometimes just those able or willing to participate. Counselling of family therapy session teaches the participants on various skills on how to nurture and cherish family connections and how to respond to stressful times at any phases of life.
Why is the Need of Family Therapy?
Family therapy has been successful and effective in improving troubled relationships with spouse, children, or other family members. This therapy is commonly recommended in various instances such as or to address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, family conflicts, or to mitigate the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. In some cases, one can pursue family therapy along with other types of mental health treatment, if they have existing mental illness or addiction. But along with Family Therapy, this needs to be treated separately or may require rehabilitation treatment.
Family therapy proves to be beneficial relationship counselling in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. The therapy provides an opportunity and situations which can help the members of the family to understand each other better to bring closeness together towards flourishing a happy relationship.
Family Therapy & Relationships
Family therapy provides an opportunity to mingle the family members themselves and tries bring the normal situations as well as family vibes back. However, in some specific cases, member may also see a family therapist individually. The usually recommended session for this therapy is about 50 minutes to an hour. The complete Family Therapy duration is typically short term and generally less than six months. But, sometimes it depends on situation and the therapy period my increase as recommended by therapists.
Therapy helps the members to examine their ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions. The therapy helps members to define and explore family roles, rules and behavior patterns to identify issues that contribute to conflict and on the ways to work through these issues. The therapy is instrumental in identifying family’s strengths, such as care among themselves, and emotional weaknesses, such as difficulty confiding in one another etc.
However, we need to factor that Family Therapy alone doesn’t automatically solve family conflicts or mitigate an unpleasant situation. It helps, supports and encourage the members to understand each other better, rediscover themselves and it provides skills to cope with challenging situations in a more effective way for optimistic, positive and accomplished life. Potential Unlimited is forefront towards providing effective and successful. If you would like to know more about the therapy or relationship counseling, please contact us.