Chester Family Therapy
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Family Therapy

Family life can sometime be difficult especially as a family experiences transitions in life. It is normal to struggle to adjust to normal life transitions though at times the struggle itself can create tension and stress that can feel unsustainable.  We can support you to think together as a family about how you can move beyond the stress and tension to find solutions that work.  

In which areas can family therapy help?

  • Behavioural problems
  • Anger Management
  • Family or Workplace Stress
  • Mental health issues within the family
  • Autism/ Asperger's Syndrome
  • Traumatic stress
  • Substance misuse/abuse
  • Depression
  • Children as Carers
  • Self-harming behaviours
  • Communication difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Divorce/separation/step-family life
  • School refusal
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Eating difficulties
  • Anger 

How does it work?

My preference is to meet with as many family members as possible in the first meeting so I can speak to everyone about what they think is the problem.  I also use the first meeting to set goals and to think about how you will know our work is helpful.

 

An important part of family therapy is making sure that all family members are able to voice their thoughts and ideas, in each meeting we will think together about your strengths and the resources that you have in your relationships with each other.  

 

It is often easy for families to forget or stop noticing what it is they do well and it is often these things that can help a family build on successes and move towards the relationships they want to have.

Testimonials

  • Thank you once more for helping my daughter to talk , share her worries & realise her own strengths and abilities. It’s been a great help as a Mum too , listening to her being gently encouraged to figure it out for herself & explore what works best for her.  Will keep your details just incase life’s ups & downs become too overwhelming again , but for now we’ve got a great tool box going forward! Thank you.
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  • ‘The sessions have been so emotionally grueling but I'm so impressed with how you manage to listen to all four of us and pull out a poignant thread. It's also great that the children hear that they are good at expressing themselves from someone other than myself.’

 

  • I thought the meeting last night was incredibly beneficial, you are absolutely brilliant and I’m so very grateful to you for drawing out and addressing the issues that you did.’ 

 

  • ‘Helped us to understand the real issues and then put in place coping mechanisms, action plans and techniques to improve our situation.’
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