Family Therapists help family members find constructive ways to help each other. They work in ways that acknowledge the contexts of people's families and other relationships, sharing and respecting individuals' different perspectives, beliefs, views and stories, and exploring possible ways forward.

Family Therapists thus not only support change with individuals but also in their relationships in the family and beyond, so children, young people, adults and/or those important to them are supported in continued recovery.

Family Therapists' areas of particular experience and expertise include:
 
  • Family relationships and changes in family life
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Adult mental health
  • Parenting issues
  • Couple relationships
  • Supporting family members through separation, mediation and divorce
  • Child and adolescent behaviour
  • Emotional disorders including anxiety, depression and grief following bereavement
  • Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
  • Supporting family members in step-family life
  • Social policy e.g. child protection
  • Fostering, adoption and 'looked after' children
  • Domestic violence
  • Self-harm
  • Drug and alcohol misuse