Systemic/Family Support

My name is Andrea, and I am a systemic family and couples practitioner.

Family life can be very complicated at times. We are all unique and have different
ideas and perspectives that cause us to experience each other and life events
differently. Sometimes, these events and changes can make family life stressful.
When things become overwhelming within a couple or family, or when you’re finding
it difficult to move out of deep-rooted, unhelpful communication or behavioural
patterns, you may find that some sessions may be helpful. 

In our sessions, we will work towards reducing distress and conflict within family
dynamics by addressing and improving the systems of interactions between
individuals. Our sessions can involve anyone in the family, whether parents and
children, grandparents, siblings, partners, friends, and carers. 
Usually, the whole family will be seen together in one room, so you can all speak and
hear each other. Sometimes, however, I will work with individuals, couples or a
particular group of family members. However, this depends on the problem you’re
seeking support with.

You will be offered a non/judgemental space to talk, and I will avoid taking sides or
blaming particular individuals. Instead, I will look to engage the family and explore
ways to move forward with you. Your specific circumstances will be considered, and I
will adapt my methods depending on people’s ages, needs and preferences. For
example, sessions that involve children may include drawing and play.

Sessions can help with a range of difficulties. Common examples of problems are:

  • When a family/couple wants to improve their relationship.
  • When a member of the family is struggling with addiction.
  • When a member of the family is living with a mental illness.
  • When a member of the family is living with a disability or chronic illness.
  • When parents/guardians are worried about their child’s behaviour.
  • In the case of separation, parents are concerned about the impact on the
  • When a family is coping with loss or trauma.
  • When family members are going through a life change (e.g. moving away,
    changing schools, getting married, etc.)

I look forward to working with you!

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” By C.S.Lewis