Family counselling has become essential for many families across Adelaide as life gets busier in the lives of parents, kids and as a family unit.
Whether it is marriage conflicts flowing over to children or grievances between child and adult, there are many reasons why the intervention of family therapy can be highly beneficial for all members of the family.
It takes real commitment for the entire family to attend family counselling and demonstrating that commitment is the first step in healing relationships. From that one action can stem many positives for the family dynamics.
Why Family Counselling Matters
Issues within families can begin with a general lack of communication, as can be seen with a lot of different relationships. The difference with the family dynamic is that the interrelationships are essential to the child’s growth and there is no “breaking up” from the relationship.
These are dependent relationships that need to be nurtured and grown. That’s why family counselling and relationship counselling as a method of intervention is such a crucial decision for the family to restore the communication breakdowns and the interrelationships themselves.
Issues That Arise In Families
Conflict can arise from communication breakdowns in families. This can be from any aspect of the family’s interrelationships. This could be between the parents as a couple, the relationship between parent and child or could even be between the sibling relationships.
These kinds of relationship breakdowns within the family can even cause the family to be torn apart. Some of the issues that arise in families can be issues with communication, where members of the family feel like they can’t talk openly to one another.
Signs Family Counselling is Required
You might notice changes in family members behaviour that are indications that the family may benefit from family counselling sessions in Adelaide. This can include changes in children’s behaviour, whether it be trouble in school or changing report card results.
If conflict is presented over small issues, this could be another sign that family counselling would benefit the interrelationships within the family dynamics. Other signs that family counselling could help is if family members start calling each other names and putting each other down.
Both of these can be a sign that there are underlying issues that are going unresolved.
Unresolved Issue Within the Family
When issues go unresolved, they tend to boil to the surface in other forms. This can include the instances of put downs, name calling and constant arguments over seemingly small or irrelevant things. When issues continue to go unresolved, then flow on behaviours can become seriously damaging to the interpersonal relationships within the family.
Family counselling sets out to get to the bottom of these unresolved issues and really feel them out and find ways to resolve them. It is through dealing with the underlying issues, problems and resentments that true healing begins. This can be difficult to achieve outside of the mediated environment of the family therapy setting.
Adelaide Counselling Practice
If you’re finding any of these types of conflicts arising in your family and want to find out how family counselling can help you, then contact the supportive and experienced team at Adelaide Counselling Practice.
Our team of qualified family counsellors are available 7 days a week, from 9am – 9pm. We have both male and female counsellors, so there’s a professional counsellor available to suit and accommodate to the busy lives of all families. Call us on (08) 8237 0509 for a confidential chat.