As much as beautiful and lovely to build a family of your own, there will always be challenges that come with it, e.g. health issues, mental illnesses, exhaustion in raising children, worries and stresses of what the future will look like, their education, the changes from childhood to adolescence, boy-girl relationships, etc. Some families may manage their way in life, but others may not be able to cope with all the demands and expectations.

Our Family Therapy is not limited for families with young children and adolescents, but also for families with adult children, including in-laws.

How does Family Therapy work? Will we come together as a family every session, or will we sometimes come separately?

Our team would preferably like to see the whole family together in the first session to establish some rapport and to set an agreement between the family members, discuss what confidentiality looks like, and how family therapy works.

However, sometimes children will refuse to come and sit together with their parents in the counselling room. This does not mean that it is useless to have Family Therapy. Our experience tells us that when parents start making some positive changes themselves, this will often attract their children, adolescents, and adult children to join the Family Therapy.

Some of the issues that will be explored and worked on include, but are not limited to:

  • The relationship dynamic in the family
  • Developing greater self-awareness and of each other
  • Exploring the underlying issues of the displayed behaviours
  • Promoting honest and open communication
  • Facilitating the skills in listening
  • Learning to increase their toleration and acceptance of each other
  • Helping the family to balance the positives and the negatives
  • Demonstrating how to empower each other

The goal of Family Therapy is to facilitate the family members to increase the harmony in their relationships with each other.