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What is systemic therapy and how can it help?

Posted on Thursday, 02 February 2023, in Treatments & Therapy

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Systemic therapy is a unique approach that focuses on the individual in the context of their relationships with others. It recognises that an individual is not isolated but is part of a larger unit or system, such as a family, couple, organisation, or community.

The goal of systemic therapy is to identify the deep-rooted patterns within a person's relationships and family members. By uncovering how members communicate and behave based on their beliefs about their roles, the therapy process helps people understand and alter unhealthy relationship dynamics.


Who can benefit from systemic therapy?

Systemic therapy is effective for anyone struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, body-image issues, relationship issues, and low self-esteem.


Why choose systemic therapy?

The strength of systemic therapy lies in its focus on understanding and changing unhealthy patterns in relationship dynamics without examining the past.

If you feel the need to explore past experiences, other therapies such as integrative, interpersonal, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, or transactional, may be more suitable.

Systemic therapy can be an effective solution whether you're looking for a short- or long-term treatment. The number of therapy sessions will depend on your specific needs and can be discussed with your therapist anytime.

Our team of experts includes psychotherapists and counsellors trained in this approach and can help people earn how to recognise and change unhealthy patterns. To arrange a consultation, please call us on 0203 326 9160.


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