Growing Space Psychology Center

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. We integrate various systemic models to facilitate positive change in the couple and family relationships.

Common issues experienced 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

Common issues experienced 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