At times, family relationships can become complicated, and can sometimes break down into open hostility between parents, parents and children, or siblings. These can be difficult times, and it can be important to seek out a qualified psychologist to act as a mediator, and enable open communication between people experiencing relationship difficulties. Family counselling is beneficial as it helps families to work out their differences, and see each other’s point of view from a different perspective.
Family therapy helps family members find more constructive ways to organise, function, interact, get along, help, and support each other. Family therapy can also cover a wide range of other situations which could be impacting on family relationships, such as behavioural issues, eating disorders, drug or alcohol abuse, mental health issues, and other difficulties.
Family therapy is also able to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions, financial hardship, divorce, or the death of a loved one.
It can be highly important to address a
therapist in relation to these matters, as they can often be delicate to handle,
and have a significant outcome.