Family Therapy

Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that takes place in sessions with the participation of all family members. Family therapy is based on systems theory, according to which a system is a complex of interdependent and interrelated elements. Any change in one element of the system brings about changes in the whole system.

Family Psychotherapy - Angelos Papaloudis

What is family therapy?

Family psychotherapy is a therapeutic process that treats the family as a whole, rather than focusing on the individual experiences of each member. Unlike individual psychotherapy, family therapy encourages the active participation of all family members whenever possible.

By treating the family as a system, the holistic approach to family therapy seeks to identify and address the root causes of conflict, developing an environment that improves the mental health and daily life of family members.

Who is family psychotherapy for?

Family therapy is aimed at family members who are dealing with a significant issue that affects the family as a whole or one member in particular, but affects the mental health of everyone else. Significant changes, such as divorce, remarriage or moving house, can also lead to the need for family therapy.

In addition, when behavioural issues arise in children or adolescents, family psychotherapy can be an important tool for parents to make sense of these difficulties and to develop effective strategies together for dealing with them.

What are the benefits of family therapy?

The benefits of family therapy extend far beyond conflict resolution. A holistic approach to addressing family issues brings many more benefits, some of which include:

It encourages open and effective communication between members.
Families learn to deal with challenges cooperatively.
It contributes to better anger management, reducing conflict.
It offers important support during major changes.
It helps to better address future issues together.
It encourages individual development within the family.

What is the frequency and duration of the sessions?

Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes. The determination of the frequency and duration of the sessions is mutually agreed upon and is reflected in the treatment plan that we jointly formulate.

There is the possibility of co-therapy with the presence of two therapists.