Family therapy or support is neglected in health services yet modern research suggests that practically all psychological problems benefit from therapeutic approaches which involve wider family networks.
The younger a person is when their problems start, the more likely it is that a family support approach will be helpful. In particular, if a person is living with a wider family close by or in the home, then it's usually crucial that they are involved in some way in treatment.
We at Clinical Partners appreciate that a lot of hard work in treatment done elsewhere is often completely wasted because families are not involved enough.
Why seek family counselling and support?
Family support can range from full blown involvement via assembling, where all members of a family are invited. This can appear a very stressful prospect, but in fact most families adapt surprisingly well to this apparently forced or artificial predicament, and in just a few minutes get engaged in working to improve mental health.
Family therapy helps families understand and cope with the pressures and issues that can come with family life.
It can help with everyday issues, building understanding and improving communications and reducing conflicts within the family.
It can also help with more difficult issues including:
- Separation or divorce
- Bereavement or loss
- Changes in family circumstances
- Coping with illnesses or mental health issues
- Addictions and eating disorders
Our clinicians are trained in the special skills required in handling family meetings. This is a vital consideration as there are often taboo issues which certain members of the family require to handles particularly sensitively, or perhaps client confidentiality may have to be retained.
How can Clinical Partners help?
Clinical Partners have a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists who are trained and experience in Family Counselling and support. They are also trained to help in associated issues including:
- Alcohol and Substance abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Bereavement and loss
By calling our Admissions Counsellor on 0203 326 9160 you will be able to talk in confidence about your situation and we can recommend a specialist to assist you.