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Family Relationship Counselling

Reconnect, fix what is broken, and create a compelling future together.....

Why have family relationship counselling....

Its all our parents or guardians fault, or is it....

One of our basic human needs is relationships, and through the accident of birth we are thrust into our family. After which it is our choice whether we want to nurture or disassociate from our family relationships. Even if nurture is our choice, our family member/s have to want the same, it can be complicated and challenging, and that is where counselling can help.

Every family dynamic is different and every member within that family is different, and there maybe intergenerational process and behavioural expectations at play. Issues can be difficult to explore and discuss in an environment where hierarchy and authority may be so influential. This is where and when the different and qualified perspective of a counsellor can offer insight into what is going on.


There can be many different issues and challenges to maintaining fulfilling family relationships. Communication hampered by differing opinions on parenting, marriage and divorce, alcohol and drugs, gender, colour, culture, and religion to name but a few. Loss and bereavement can place a huge strain on family relationships.


Family relationship counselling is a safe and non-judgemental space to explore and discuss your family relationship struggles and conflicts. A place to explore new ways of thinking and strategies, a place to reflect on why and how important your family relationships are to you, an opportunity to find new ways or working together to improve and repair, solution focused therapy.

Humans fundamental need for relationships....

We are social beings both by nature and evolutionary history. Throughout our evolution, humans have lived in communities and groups, which provided several advantages for survival and thriving. The emotional connection of a relationship allows humans to feel what it is to love and be loved, to belong, be accepted, and supported.

As Viktor Frankl, the Nazi concentration camp survivor, in his famous book Man's Search for Meaning wrote, "The Salvation of Man (Women) is through love and in love", "Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man (women) can aspire". Effectively the meaning of life is love, and humans need relationships to love and be loved.

Humans evolve slowly and our prehistoric ancestors were literally dead meat if they didn't learn to live in communities and groups, how to collaborate and cooperate, it was simply a case of survival. Working together in relationships, humans can achieve goals and solve problems more effectively, we can leverage each others knowledge and experience. 

Studies have shown that individuals with strong social connections tend to have better physical health, immune system function, and longer lifespans. Positive relationships can lead to reduced risk of illnesses and faster recovery from illnesses. Maintaining healthy relationships contributes to better mental health. Interacting with others can boost mood, increase self-esteem, and reduce the risk of mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Social bonds help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, and promote overall well-being.


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