Growing Space Psychology Center

Couple & Family Therapy

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Couple & Family Therapy

Couple and family therapy refers to a systemic intervention that focuses on the couple or the family as a unit, with its own organisation and characteristics. At GROWING SPACE, we integrate various systemic models, including structural, experiential, transgenerational and solution-focused approaches, to facilitate positive change in the couple and family relationships.

Common family stress that would benefit from family therapy include (but not limited to):

  • Normal family life cycle issues (eg., marriage, birth of a child, empty nest syndrome)
  • Communication breakdown
  • Parent-child conflict
  • One or more member(s) with psychopathology (eg., addiction, anxiety or depression, eating disorders, self-harm or suicidal)
  • Parenting a child with special needs (eg., autism, ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disabilities)
  • Violence and abuse

In couple therapy, a couple (married, dating or living together) works together with a therapist on their relationship concerns, such as commitment, communication, connection, conflict and compromise. Common partner relational problems that would benefit from couple therapy include (but not limited to):

  • Adaptation difficulty to major change or stressor (eg., illness of a partner, a job promotion that requires moving to another city)
  • Communication breakdown
  • Conflict with in-laws
  • One or both partners with psychopathology (eg., addiction, anxiety or depression)
  • Infidelity (physical, emotional, virtual)
  • Incompatible need for sex and intimacy
  • Preparation for separation and/or divorce