Group, family & couples therapy
There are many benefits for engagement in group therapy, individuals are able to share similar experiences and gain feedback from others leading to healthy and lasting change. Often an alternative perspective on a situation or problem has previously been overlooked by the individual and a group may facilitate greater access to this. Groups tailored for specific conditions for example trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder may also foster a sense of understanding and empathy and enable both movement towards recovery and aid in the enhancement of relapse prevention.
Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy in which work is conducted with families in order to nurture change and development. Its’ approach views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. Emphasis is placed on family relationships as a central factor in the development and maintenance of psychological health. Irrespective of the origin of the problem, whether it be an individual or family issue it views the involvement of the family in exploring potential solutions as beneficial.
Family therapy is effective across a wide range of difficulties and can lead to supportive and constructive resolution of problems.
Couples Therapy is designed to enable recognition and exploration of relationship difficulties. It seeks to help individuals better manage and reconcile troublesome differences and distressing patterns of relating to each other. It may be short term comprising of 1 – 3 sessions or longer term between 12 to 24 sessions. It is often used to address seemingly intractable problems and emotions are the target and agent of change.