Restorative family therapy steps in when a family is going through a tough time, needing therapeutic support to get back to a healthier state. It's like a helping hand during family crises, such as the loss of a loved one, a family member facing imprisonment, or someone experiencing redundancy.
Think of this therapy as a short-term boost, much like crisis therapy for individuals. It involves using various techniques—behavioural, cognitive, and counselling—to help a family regain its balance when faced with overwhelming events that it might be struggling to cope with emotionally.
Restorative family therapy comes with several benefits:
Holistic Approach: which addresses the entire family system rather than focusing solely on individual members, promoting overall family well-being.
Crisis Resolution: Restorative family therapy is particularly useful during times of crisis, helping families navigate and overcome challenges like bereavement, imprisonment, or job loss.
Short-Term Focus: It is a short-term intervention, providing practical and timely support to families in distress without requiring a prolonged commitment.
Prevention of Escalation: By intervening early, restorative family therapy aims to prevent issues from escalating and becoming more complex over time.
Emphasis on Strengths: The therapy often focuses on identifying and leveraging the strengths within the family, promoting resilience and positive coping mechanisms.
Customised Approach: the intervention is tailored to the unique dynamics and needs of each family, ensuring a personalised and effective treatment plan.
Long-Term Impact: While it is a short-term intervention, the skills and insights gained from restorative family therapy can have lasting positive effects on family dynamics.
Session length: 1hr
No of sessions: 1-6
During the consultation, if it is deemed that family support services are not suitable, then individuals may be referred to our counselling service. Families must first be referred to family support services and engage in the initial assessment.