If you want to talk about whether Family Therapy could be helpful please get in touch with Peter to arrange your free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Children are one of the great joys of our lives, often bringing profound feelings of attachment and a great sense of meaning as we support them as they grow and develop.
However as families change through time this growth and development can be really tough and feel more like repeatedly failing to connect with each other and live harmoniously.
Peter is experienced working with families having behavioural difficulties, including:
- Single parent families
- Blended families (step families)
- Families with same sex couples
- Adoptive families
- Extended families
These problems can be part of the natural process of growing up and few families avoid conflict about rules and expectations at one time or another. However if the difficulties persist families can feel stuck and deeply unhappy. This can where counselling or therapy could help.
There could be problems about:
- Parental disagreements, including contact disputes
- Wider family conflict
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health problems
- Peer problems
Family Therapists are interested in people’s struggles and strengths within their relationships and so they are well placed to help.
Although there is no typical session Peter helps each family member both to express their own thoughts and feelings and to hear and understand others.
There are no guarantees but he has often been able to support reluctant young people to talk more freely.
He has a light conversational style and is keen to try to help people find new ways of talking with each other about their situations.