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Family Systems Therapy

Families are inherently complex to some degree. Family systems therapy acknowledges this and aims to help individuals resolve their issues or problems within the context of their family units. This form of psychotherapy sheds light on family dynamics and gives its participants an understanding of how their actions affect the other members of that unit and the family as a whole.

By acknowledging families as a dynamic unit, each member comes to the realisation that what happens to one individual within the unit affects everyone involved, creating a sense of accountability but also of understanding. Family members explore their individual roles but also learn how to switch roles, fostering empathy.

Family systems therapy can be useful to address issues within a family such as:

To read more about Family Systems Therapy, we recommend reading Family Ties that Bind by Dr Ronald Richardson.

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