About Family Therapy

What is Family Therapy?

“Family and systemic psychotherapy – also known as family therapy – can help those in close relationships to better understand and support each other. It enables family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths, and work together to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.

Family therapists can see children and adults on their own, or with other family members. Sometimes they offer a mixture of individual and family appointments, if they think that will be useful. Family therapists can also work with couples.” AFT’s leaflet “What is Family Therapy

For more information on Family Therapy please refer to the Association of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice website.