The family members are the most important people to each other. The family functions as a unit and has a family identity that it aims to maintain. There are life events such as death, trauma, divorce, financial challenges and health issues that threaten the functioning of the family. Family counselling aims to assist the family manage the adjustments brought by these life changing experiences. The family may also experience relationship challenges and family counselling provides a safe space for the whole family or affected family members to restore healthy and functioning relationships within the family system.
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Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy is usually provided by a psychologist, clinical social worker or licensed therapist.