When your family shares a deeper intimacy and respect, problems between family members will seem lighter to bear.
Family therapy is a process through which members of a family unit (biological or step) works with a trained therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or dynamics of the functioning of the system they would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment.
Working with a therapist in a safe and confidential setting, families are able to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors may be impacting their relationships in both positive and negative ways. The therapist may assist the family with addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as developing strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of their relationships.
Family therapy consists of regular sessions of 80 minutes each. Before family therapy commences a thorough intake interview is done with the family to establish goals. Sessions are charged at R1300 per session. Please note that this might be out of medical aid rates and thus a co-payment might be implied. Depending on the size of the family, the sessions might be conducted by two therapists.