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Family and Systemic Psychotherapy

What Is Family and Systemic Psychotherapy?: Family and systemic psychotherapy (also called ‘Family and Systems Therapy’, ‘Family Systemic Psychotherapy’ and ‘Systemic Family Therapy’) is a talking therapy based on the idea that individuals are inseparable from their network of relationships, and that most individuals relate to others based on patterns first experienced in their family of origin.

A family is an ‘emotional unit’, and conflict within the unit can be most fully understood by evaluating the parts of the unit (the individuals) in relation to the whole.

How Does Family Systemic Psychotherapy Work?: Most forms of family therapy and counselling are based on this theory, and it can also be used to improve relationships within much larger systems, such as workplaces, schools or sports teams. Individuals can benefit from family systemic psychotherapy by gaining an understanding of themselves as part of a unit, which can help to explain distressing or unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour.

As do many other schools of therapeutic thought, family systems therapy works on the belief that your patterns are set very early in life, and that many current issues can be improved through a thorough understanding of how those patterns came to be.

Family systemic therapy seeks to address inter-family problems and issues by reducing distress and conflict within family dynamics by addressing and improving the systems of interactions between individuals.

Family & Systemic Psychotherapists Working at HQ Therapy

What to expect from Family and Systemic Psychotherapy?: Your Systemic Family therapist will explore the views and relationships of the family members to understand the problems they are having. It helps family members communicate better with each other and deploy their own strengths and relationships to make troubling symptoms less problematic for suffering individuals within the family unit.

Below is a selection of our current fully trained family systemic psychotherapists who are available to work with clients who are experiencing therapy issues that we deal with related to Family and Systemic Psychotherapy using a wide range range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Therapy Issues That Family Systemic Psychotherapy Helps With

What does family and systemic psychotherapy focus on?: Family systemic psychotherapy sessions can help family members deal with a range of difficulties, ranging from relationship difficulties, conflict and gender identity issues, to dealing with trauma, behavioural disorders and mental illness.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your therapy. If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to family systemic psychotherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Family Systemic Psychotherapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.