Families having difficulties or who are going through a tough time may benefit from seeing a family counsellor to sort out the issues together. Family counselling involves the whole family. Sometimes, the family will seek counselling because one or more of the family members is going through a hard time. Families can also be affected by certain events or changes – a loss, a divorce, moving to a new place or loss of a job – and can need to take some time to deal with whatever’s happened.
Family counselling aims to improve and restore communication, trust and understanding.