Family Therapy

Family therapy is facilitated by a practitioner qualified in Systemic Family Therapy. It is an approach that looks at relationships between family members and works on changing how people relate to one another.

Common issues that practitioners work with include:

  • ​Stressful and traumatic life events, such as divorce and separation, illness or death of a loved one
  • Transitional stages of family development that can cause pain and upset
  • Work and school-related problems
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Sibling conflict

What happens in a family therapy session?

Family members are encouraged to express and explore their thoughts and emotions with the aim of better understanding each other’s views and needs. Sometimes the practitioner(s) will meet with the whole family, at other times they may meet with family members on an individual basis.


Outcomes for this intervention are specific to individual families. Common themes include:

  • Setting goals and devising strategies
  • Identifying and building upon existing strengths
  • Improving communication skills
  • Improving parenting skills
  • Agreeing solutions and ways to move forward


Initial assessment: £50 – this involves an hour’s session to identify current issues within the family and ascertain whether family therapy is likely to be effective.

Family therapy sessions: £75 each​.

If you feel you’re a family in need of support, please contact your child’s school or Northamptonshire Childrens Trust.

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