In family counselling families are able to begin to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of the family such as, an illness or death in the family, a trauma that impacts one or more of the family members, difficulty adjusting to significant changes occurring within the family, chronic family conflict, or a couple’s decision to separate or divorce. The ‘family’ in family therapy can include anyone the family considers ‘family,’ such as grandparents, aunts and uncles, foster children, or girlfriends and boyfriends. And yet each family counselling session may only include one, two, or three of the family members, depending on the issues being addressed at the time, or which family members are able or willing to participate.
I enjoy working with families. I will take time to get to know you as a family, the particular relationship dynamics that are going on in your family and the way you interact. I will work with you to learn new ways of relating to one another, resolve conflicts, open up lines of communication and, where necessary, set up healthy boundaries within the extended family or beyond.