Having a family is something that lots of people dream of, so when it starts to go wrong and family members fall out, it can feel devastating. Its not easy to ask for help either as the temptation is to push your worries under the carpet and hope they will go away, or to feel ashamed of how your family isn’t working. But therapy can help as often family fall-outs are a result of poor communication, lack of respectful boundaries, low self-esteem and poor self-care. It may seem difficult to believe that improving these specific areas can hugely impact how a family gets on, but it can.
Here at CHARTER we assess each of you separately and together so that we have listened to your individual difficulties and understand what your goals might be. We will then outline a plan of therapy, either with individual therapy or in a group or workshop, but we will always advocate the support that we believe will help you the most.
Many families and couples come to us looking for help repairing difficult rifts after communication, trust and mutual respect have broken down or when an addiction is present. We work with each individual involved, looking at how he or she can best represent themselves, and with the resulting relationship. We examine how resentments may have built up; we look at how normal boundaries and expectations may have given way to life’s sometimes daunting demands.
There’s no perfect formula for a happy family and relationship, but there are certainly ideal components, such as clean communication and good self-esteem that can vastly improve a family dynamic and which we can teach.
Our approaches to relationship counselling depend very much on the issues being presented. Some counselling sessions work with family groups, and others with a a unique format of brief therapy we have developed at CHARTER with great success, working within a pair, specifically targeting the mutual areas of difficulty. Whatever the relationship or the need, we will work with you to address a specific issue. Readmore +
Families are the original social group and as such are a huge influence in how we interact socially, who we attract and in the roles we inhabit. We are indeed products of our childhoods – that is until we are conscious of these influences which then gives us a chance to take responsibility and become who we want to be in relationship. Denial of childhood priming makes you blind to your part in any relationship difficulty, but if an experience is cyclical, then it’s likely you are playing a part. Exploring what that is and making a decision about how you might want to change is the opportunity therapy provides.
Mandy Saligari‘s well-established relationship with the independent schools sector means that we work a great deal with parents and families as much before the problems become critical, an opportunity for early intervention that we strongly promote, or in the midst of a crisis. We work hard to provide you with the understanding to take responsibility for a sustainable solution for your family.
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have so just give us a call to see how we can help. Or make an appointment with the assessment team so you have a better understanding of your options and of how we can help you. Simply pick up the phone or fill in our Enquiry Form and we can work together from there.
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