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 informs 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 explore together possible ways forward. Often we agree on tasks relating to new ways of thinking and behaving to try out between sessions. We work with everyone who wants to improve relationships with other people. We can see families or parts of families, couples who have children, 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 make our Talking Therapies services affordable and subsidise them, charging a sliding scale of charitable rates. We charge from the assessment onwards with the cost of this first appointment being non-refundable.
Please contact the Talking Therapies reception team for more information on current fees.
What is the setup of the sessions?
At Wimbledon Guild we are privileged to work in teams of therapists. One lead therapist is the main point of contact and guides through the sessions while the reflecting team members take a more observing role. At some point in the session there will be a 'reflecting 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 two weeks, to allow enough time for practising new skills between sessions. Everyone is offered a maximum of 12 sessions.
When are family therapy sessions held?