Professional and Reliable Family Therapy & Counselling in Perth
Every family is different because of the various challenges and problems they face together. In some circumstances, families are unable to resolve conflicts and issues they are experiencing without professional help. When seeing a family counsellor, ideally you want to see one who has a healthy family dynamic of their own.
As evidence based family therapist’s the Energetics Institute, are family counselling professionals who have firsthand experience and are passionate about helping families in WA overcome their unique issues, so they can have a harmonious and healthy home life. Our family therapy provides a safe place where parents, children or partners can worth through issues, help adopt new boundaries and practices which promote respect and unity overall.
Our unique style of counselling encompasses many different therapy techniques including psychotherapy, talk therapy and mediation. Through this, we can help repair broken patterns of communication that are creating conflict and help family members repair emotional wounds. If you’re interested in learning more about our services and how they can help you, give us a call today!
How does family therapy help?
The aim of family therapy is to create a safe place to help your whole family live in harmony with each other. Counselling sessions offer family members the opportunity to express and explore thoughts and emotions that may be creating conflict within the household.
Every family member will have their story or reality. Through effective communication, families are able to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Our Family Counselling teaches these skills and works to bring your family back into a healthy state.
A family counsellor can help with one or a blend of the following issues:
- Aggression or blaming within the family or in the community
- Rigidity in a family with inflexible rules and beliefs
- Reclusive or withdrawn from the community
- Affairs – in this case, couples counselling may be required.
- Inappropriate behaviour between siblings or by parents with siblings
- Strict religious or cult-like behaviours
- Golden child and/or Scapegoat roles
- Narcissistic family or members
- Trauma from wars or economic loss in past or present family generation
- Shame or guilt issues
- Rejection of family member over beliefs or lifestyle
- Blended Family issues
What’s involved in our form of family therapy
We see families as a system or constellation of members who consciously act independently, but at a subconscious level, there are many subtle influencing factors, which may span generations including children and young people, that can affect current family members and your family as an entity of its own. Many families have recurring issues that have simply gone unresolved.
Some family members act out from the past trauma and create negative behavioural patterns such as spite, anger, sabotage and disruption. Through helpful resolution methods, counselling can heal unhealthy family dynamics and past multi-generational patterns to improve family life for everyone.
We aim to improve the relationships between your family members and to provide relief from individual stressors or issues that exist which contribute to your family disruption. A therapy session usually lasts 55 minutes; the time between each session is “unique” and is dependent on the presented problems and the needs of each person. Decisions over these matters are negotiated collaboratively with family members. Although it is hard to estimate, and it differs widely, the average amount of sessions a family would see a Family Psychologist in Perth ranges from 6 to 20 sessions.
Our family therapy sessions normally include all family members at the same time, and sometimes we may need to do one-on-one counselling. Our Family Counselling in Perth addresses the need for your family to prioritise time together. Most families would benefit from spending quality time together where face-to-face time without digital or other distractions exist, and to practice meaningful discussion about your family and its members.