Are you concerned about a feeling, behaviour, or sudden life change that is disrupting your personal relationships? If so, we are here to help you. At Betty Stockley Counselling, we offer family counselling services in Toronto and surrounding areas.
Families are usually formed with each individual having all the best intentions. Partners marry or decide to cohabitate in a condition of bliss. They believe the next step is to share their lives and make a home together. This is usually a place where they expect to be comfortable, loved, happy, accepted, and understood. Often, families face tremendous stress due to managing responsibilities and relationships. Conflicts and adversity can lead to feelings of worry and sadness that can tear families and relationships apart.
What is Family Therapy?
It is a form of psychotherapy which seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving interaction between family members. It’s framework is different from individual counselling. This counselling views problems as patterns which need adjusting. Here are some common reasons for seeking such help:
Positive Outcomes of Family Therapy
This can be helpful in many ways, some of them are:
This counselling is often used together with other types of mental health treatment such as addiction. Some mental health programs include a family therapy component while a loved one is in treatment. It encourages each family member to pursue individual therapy.
Have the Relationship You Desire with Your Loved Ones
Our counsellor, Betty Stockley, offers helpful guidance in helping you move beyond personal and interpersonal challenges. In counselling families, she brings her more than 35 years of experience to work in a number of psychological areas such as the loss of the loved ones, conflicts, depression, and more where family counselling can play a beneficial role in healing. Hundreds of families have been helped through her caring, logical, and positive approach. Betty and her team work with parents and children of all ages.
Betty can meet with the parents together or individually. She listens to their individual stories, and she hears their respective perceptions. She will then meet with the child/children. If the child is very young, play therapy is often utilized. Through play and the use of psychological board games and therapeutic conversations, the child’s perception of the family’s situation is heard and honoured. Therapy with all members of the family continues individually and together until a resolution of the problem is reached. Call us for more information about family counselling in Toronto!
Feel free to check out our website to learn about other services such as eating disorders and bereavement. You can also fill out the online form, if you have any questions. Betty and her staff are available for emergency appointments.