Family Therapy – Counselors, Coaches and Therapists in Portsmouth
In a perfect world all family life would be well-adjusted, and harmony in the home would be the everyday norm. Alas, this is not a perfect world and families can and often do experience all kinds of problems. With issues that concern children, parents try their best to guide and oversee difficulties as they emerge. However, there can be all kinds of chaos that is beyond the scope of even the most loving and committed of parents.
Some families reach breaking point and become desperate and desolate in their plight. These are times that could use a little outside help to fix things. This is where family therapy or family counseling (also referred to as systemic therapy) can come to the rescue.
The challenges that a modern day family can face are many. Sometimes the issues are physical, other times emotional, psychological or all three combined. None of us are superhuman, and often we can get in our own way when trying to resolve matters. Some of the common issues that family therapists can assist with today include:
- Chronic angst or anxiety
- Child or Adolescent related issues
- Unhappiness / depression
- Divorce or legal separations
- Eating disorders
- Relationship Issues (general).
There are many others, but the above are just a few of the more common issues that can get out of control if left unattended. Families are often reluctant to seek counseling therapy but those who do are usually glad they did. Qualified family counseling often helps unsettled families to find ways forward in their troubled lives. Areas that family therapies help in include, but are not limited to:
- Forming close partnerships with families to help resolve serious issues
- Recognize and build on individual’s strengths and weaknesses
- Show genuine sensitivity to diverse family forms, relationships, cultures and beliefs
- Set environments whereby family members can talk, together or individually.
If you think you may have a problem then our family therapists could potentially be your solution. Please feel free to reach out and talk with us today. We’re in your corner and will be only too happy to schedule your first appointment.