At Inner Space, family counseling involves working therapeutically with several members of a family, using individual and joint sessions when the problem requires participation of many.
What Is the focus of family counseling?
Through family counseling, we aim to aid the family in the following ways:
Understanding the Root of Family Conflicts
Conflicts in the family are very distressing. Often, we are unable to truly understand why these conflicts occur. It is difficult to get complete insight into what is causing repetitive issues in the family. Reasons could be many, ranging from negative life experiences, emotional hurt, unhealthy thought patterns and negative ways of communication. Working with a trained psychotherapist helps individuals see the situation more objectively and identify what factors are leading to troubled relationships within the family.
Conflict resolution and Problem-Solving
Understanding the root of conflict opens up ways to repair relationships. However angry or hurt we may be at our family members, deep down we all crave for peace and an affectionate family environment. Through therapy, we help family members understand each other better and understand oneself better too. We also help each family member to develop more effective ways of addressing issues. This journey requires a readiness to work through one’s long-standing negative thought and behavior patterns from each family member.
Maintaining a Positive Family Environment
We help people find ways in which family peace, once created can be maintained, and relationships are further strengthened. Individuals are helped to function in a way which is positive and beneficial and hence agreeable for every member of the family in the long run.
A happy family has happy people. Hence, here again, a lot of therapeutic work in family counseling may involve individual growth and development of different members of the family in individual, one-to-one sessions.