You may want to talk about:
- Ongoing conflict or hostility between family members, whether living together or separately
- Managing the challenges of divorce or separation
- Worries about a child’s behaviour at home or at school
- Long-standing family patterns that have continued into adulthood
I see my role as encouraging a different type of conversation, where everyone has an opportunity to talk and be properly heard, and where you don’t go round in circles. Families often find the process rewarding, as well as challenging. Sometimes huge shifts can be made in just a few sessions.
Family therapy is open to any group of people who consider themselves to be a family, and I will always leave it for you to decide who comes to any given session. If other family members are unwilling to come to therapy, you are welcome to come on your own to discuss the difficulties you are facing.
My family therapy clinic runs on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at The Practice Rooms in Clifton. Sessions are 75 minutes. After an initial meeting, we will agree how often you would like to meet; I tend to see families every two to three weeks, but this will depend on everyone’s availability and requirements. My fee starts at £85 per session but varies according to the size and complexity of the family group.