Families are unique and can be very complicated. Each person thinks and talks about things in a different way, and each person has different ideas, feelings, worries and strengths. All kinds of changes can make family life more stressful, such as an illness, unemployment, moving home, infidelity, new family members, getting older, divorce, death and trauma.
Some families find their own ways to manage these changes, and some families find it much harder than others. Family therapy can help families when they’re feeling overwhelmed, sad, distressed and angry; when they’re not sure what to do for the best; or when they feel stuck in repeating patterns of hurtful or harmful behaviour.