It is a type of counselling that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflict on various issues. Family counselling can help when siblings aren’t getting on, or when parents and children are going through a divorce or separation. Forming a new family is a challenge and it is at this point that many parents contact Relate for some support to help everyone settle. When families go through change, it can be difficult to learn to adapt. Counselling can help family members to support one another through these difficult times, to reduce conflict and arguments and grow stronger as a result.
During family therapy, you can:
Identify your family’s strengths, such as caring for one another, and weaknesses, such as difficulty confiding in one another