What We Do...offering family therapy
Not sure what to do about your relationship with your partner, child, ex-partner, mother-in-law, friend or anyone else? Give us a call. We are here to support you.
Our need for fulfilling relationships is hard wired and while we can feel elated when relationships go well, we can feel overwhelmed with pain and sadness when important relationships seem to go wrong. Family Therapy helps you gain a better understanding of unhelpful patterns that you and your loved ones may feel drawn into, how your own upbringing informed the way you are in relationships and how life stressors, losses and injuries influence what is going on for you and your family. We encourage family members to listen to different perspectives, views and stories and exploring possible ways forward. Often we agree on tasks relating to new ways of thinking and behaviour to be tried out between sessions. We work with everyone who wants to improve relationships with other people. We can see individuals, couples, families or parts of families, step families and extended families.
What are the kinds of issues people come to us with?
Family Therapy can help with a wide range of issues such as:
How much does it cost?
We aim to provide affordable therapy for people who live or work in the Borough of Merton. In order to do this The Wimbledon Guild Counselling Service is subsidised and we have a sliding scale of fees dependent on income. Please contact the Family therapy dept for more information on current fees.
What is the setup of the sessions?
At The Wimbledon Guild we have the privilege to work in teams of two to three therapists per family. One lead therapist is the main point of contact and guides through the sessions while the co-therapist/s has/have a more observatory role. At some point in the session there will be a 'reflective conversation' between the therapists with the family listening. Each family member can then comment or reflect on what they have heard. We see families every three to four weeks for one session in order to allow enough time for practising new skills.
When are family therapy sessions held?