Family Counselling

Providing a safe environment for families and those in close relationships to communicate and work through tough times.

Are you struggling in your home environment?

Are frequent conflicts getting you and the family down?


Families are invariably a source of love, support, and encouragement. But sometimes life events or opposing personality types get in the way and lead to heightened stress and/or additional pressures. 

Family counselling Bella Vista

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Sometimes this can be difficult to navigate on your own. Engaging in family counselling can be a great platform to resolve issues and reduce stress.

What are the reasons people seek family counselling?

There are a variety of reasons why people seek family counselling. Some of these reasons can include:

  • Parenting 
  • Separation or divorce
  • Blended family
  • Step-family
  • Diversity
  • Grief
  • Major life changes
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health issues
  • Chronic or terminal illness
  • Challenging behaviour in children or teens
  • Conflicts between family members
  • Family estrangement
  • Extended family conflicts


What is a healthy family dynamic?

A healthy family dynamic is one where each person feels loved, supported, safe and cared for. Being around family is where we should feel most comfortable and creating a healthy family dynamic is extremely important.


What is family counselling?

Family counselling or family counselling is a form of psychotherapy designed to help families and those in close relationships to better understand and address issues that cause distress or conflict. Some examples of these issues can include major life changes, the loss of a loved one, or mental health problems. Family counselling can also assist with your daily challenges and/or environment.

We create a safe platform for each member of the family to feel safe and heard. We help facilitate the differences within the family. Each member will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about the issue, and their hopes for change and/or ideal outcome.


How can family counselling help?

Family counselling is about relationships and the patterns that develop within them that may lead families to struggle. We help work through those challenges and observe patterns of interaction between family members, including those that are healthy and productive and those that are “toxic” or not so helpful. 

Our job is to help you change those patterns so you can create an environment that works for your family. One that leaves you feeling closer and more connected as a whole.

Through family counselling, we can:

  • Learn new and more positive ways of communication
  • Develop greater understanding and empathy for each other
  • Assist with solving family problems
  • Bring families closer and more connected
  • Build appreciation and respect for each other
  • Repair connections and strengthen relationships
  • Learn new skills and ways to manage stress and anger
  • Strengthen values and create healthy boundaries
  • Create a more supportive and caring environment
  • Develop a team approach to managing stressors
  • Reduce frustrations, misunderstandings and conflict
  • Help each member cope better overall


What if family members are refusing professional support?

It is important that the relevant family members attend family counselling as the concerns that brought your family to therapy are an indication of who needs to be involved. However, it is not uncommon for certain family members to be resistant to family therapy.

If this is the case, the therapist can work with an individual while maintaining the family counselling perspective to navigate how to manage family problems on a personal level.

Throughout the family counselling process, it is not uncommon for the therapist to meet with individuals, or with two people who share a relationship within a family unit

To help determine the approach an assessment will be conducted at the time of booking as to which family member/s are to attend the first session.


What Family Counselling does Kylie Lepri Counselling and Psychotherapy offer?

With family counselling, we provide support and tools that will enable family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives to help find your way back to a stronger family relationship with healthier ways to cope in the future.

There are various ways to support a family with counselling, whether that be group family counselling, couple or individual (single) counselling sessions.

Family counselling is often useful in helping families cope with these difficult and often evolving situations to help improve their relationships and maintain connections. Group sessions will allow each family member to express their feelings. In a safe environment where they feel heard.


What is the next step?

The next step is to contact us for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. Where we can discuss your situation and find out how we can help. This session is completely free and 100% confidential.

During our call, we can discuss your concerns and the best way forward. As well as which one of our counsellors would be the best match for your relationship or family situation.

Contact us to make a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. Call us now on 0404 032 636 or book your free phone call online.

If you have been searching for family counselling near me and you wondering whether family therapy is something you should try, just give us a call and we’ll help you decide.

If you’re interested in finding out more about family counselling in Castle Hill, you can read the FAQ here.

People seek family counselling for a wide variety of reasons:

  • Separation / divorce
  • Financial issues
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Unexpected illness
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Sibling challenges
  • Step family issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Unemployment
  • Mental health issues like depression and anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Behavioural concerns with children and adolescents

As Confucius so aptly stated:

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”


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