Adults, Couples, and Families

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Adults, Couples, and Families

At My Family Psychologist, we work systemically, meaning that we understand the impact mental health issues can have on Adults, couples, and families. We offer individual and couple’s therapy, along with solution focused family therapy to help you make sense of, family dynamics, sibling rivalry, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and trauma for example. We also offer a full legal service for families, specialising in mediation and contact disputes, and marital and sexual difficulties.

Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Source, Harvard Institute for Neuroscience, 2018.

Psychological Therapy for Couples

Psychological therapy helps couples to recognise and resolve conflicts in order to help improve their relationships. The aim is to gain new perspectives about each other, the way we relate, and learn new ways of being together. It includes skills based techniques to help couples become more proactive, as well as exploring feelings and thoughts with partners in order to strengthen the bond. 

Parent Child Psychological Therapy

In Family-Based Behavioural Treatment, parents are encouraged to change their own behaviour in order to set a positive example to their children in order to change their behaviours in the long run. An important component of this type of therapy is training parents in child management and problem-solving skills. This treatment has been proven to be effective by research for obesity or overweight issues in children, as well as for treating anorexia in adolescents.

Systemic Psychological Therapy 

Solution-Focused Therapy is an approach to psychotherapy which is based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It predominantly explores current resources and future hopes. This method takes the approach that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, are capable of finding the best solutions.

In family therapy, a therapist may work with the family as a group and sometimes with subgroups or individuals. Family therapists are very interested in the family’s goals and strengths. They see the family as key to a child’s recovery from mental health, substance use, and behavioural problems. Family therapy puts emphasis on the importance of communication and understanding. In therapy, families explore and identify positive patterns and behaviours, and those which may contribute to distress.

Attachment Based Approach

An attachment-based approach can be used in individual, family, couple, and group therapy, with both children and adults, to helps clients mend or recover from fractured family relationships. Those who may benefit from attachment-based therapy include adoptees, children in foster care, children of depressed mothers, and victims of trauma, such as children of divorce or children who have been sexually abused or otherwise mistreated, particularly at the hands of a caregiver. Attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) has been shown to be helpful in treating adolescents who are depressed and/or thinking about suicide.

If you would like to know more about how My Family Psychologist can help, call us on 07801 079555 or email

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