What is Family Therapy?
Domestic and sexual abuse can affect people in many different ways, impacting not only survivors but the families of survivors and their relationships with one another too.
Family Therapy helps people in close relationships overcome communication difficulties when one or more members of a family have experienced abuse.
We provide a safe space and help families to:
Find ways of saying difficult things to each other
Understand each other's feelings, experiences and views
Think about what each individual within the family might need to move forward
Build on family strengths and together develop new ways of relating to each other
At Yellow Door, we understand that families come in all shapes and sizes and that that everyone has very different ideas about who they consider to be part of their family. We can work with anyone you see as a member of your family, i.e. children, adolescents, parents/carers, couples, other family members and friends.
"We now both understand each other better and consider each other's feelings and points of view."
"This progress has helped improve our home life for all members of the family"
What can your family expect?
Our service can help children, adolescents, parents and couples with a range of problems that can occur following experiences of abuse, such as:
Addressing difficult behaviours
Understanding the impacts of trauma
Setting and maintaining boundaries
Being able to have fun together
Is there other support for Families?
At Yellow Door, we also offer a Family Support service. This has been developed for family members who are caring for children or young people who have experienced abuse and are accessing our therapeutic services.
For more information regarding Family Support, please contact us.