A family is very important – I hope everyone reading can agree with this. Families are often destroyed because of little problems, which may seem insignificant and unimportant at first. If you do not think about it and or take action in time, you may risk losing your happy relationship with your family.
Family psychotherapy is a set of sessions which are aimed at resolving problems between different personalities in families. During these sessions, we can correct behavior, eliminate disorders, clarify conflicts and emotions, and form an agreement on how to work together.
It is difficult to say exactly how much time this psychotherapy will take, because each individual case is different, both in their problems and in each family member’s perception of them and willingness to change and achieve harmony in the relationships. That’s why in some cases, you may only need three meetings to see the results. In other cases, six months may not be enough. After your first diagnostic communication session with your psychotherapist, you will have an estimate of how much time it will take.
Despite the individual approaches of each psychotherapist, in general, family therapy is reduced to four stages:
- problem and conflict elimination
Family therapy should focus not only on the relationship between husband and wife, but also the relationships between parents and children. As soon as one person makes the decision to change, the whole family’s relationship system changes their environment. Family therapy is intended to solve problems for all family members. The specialist will study the situation with you, and together you will find resolutions and consciously make changes to your family life. Further work will be focused on maintaining a healthy relationship.
Without going into specific conflicts and situations, family therapy generally follows the following pattern: when a problem is detected, you need to seek professional assistance. It is most helpful for the whole family to come to the first appointment. This helps the psychotherapist understand the conflict more quickly. It’s simple enough, isn’t it?
It’s a pity that most clients go through a long and painful journey before meeting their counsellor. A more familiar situation is a long period of quarrels and conflicts. This lack of understanding is toxic and spreads to people and relationships in other areas of your life. Often, one of the family members understands that they can’t take this anymore, and starts looking for a psychotherapist as a last resort to make things better. However, their family history with conflict leads to a situation where the other family members reject or are skeptical of this idea. In this case, they may come to the therapist only to prove a point, but not to find constructive solutions to their problems.
Fortunately, in recent years more and more families avoid this situation and consider resolving their problems professionally before they take over their lives. I’m truly happy that a tool like family psychotherapy can help to resolve problems at any stage.