in West Essex

Family therapy came at a time when things were really bad at home. Coming to Mind regularly enabled all of us to have the space and time to listen to one another in a supportive way. It has been a valuable space and experience. We now have a greater understanding of things and are working on improving our family life.

Family Systemic Therapy

It enables 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. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.

Research shows Family Therapy is useful for children, young people and adults experiencing a very wide range of difficulties and experiences

Family Therapy aims to be:

  • Inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family and/or other key relationships (systems) in people’s lives
  • Recognise and build on peoples’ strengths and relational resources
  • Work in partnership ‘with’ families and others, not ‘on’ them
  • Sensitive to diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures
  • Enable people to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that respect their experiences, invite engagement and support recovery.

We had reached rock bottom,[...] for our daughter. We have been very fortunate to have Barbara and Susie at Mind. Where this therapy is making my daughter much calmer in school and at home, people are noticing the change in her. We still have a long way to go but we now believe we have a positive future. A very big thank you.


Family Therapy: 80 for an 80 minute session with 2 therapists

Free Consultation

Your free initial consultation is carried out by a member of our assessment team. The team are all very experienced and highly qualified therapists. Your consultation can take place over the phone or by email if that is your preference. The assessment team will enquire about your reasons for wanting counselling, the difficulties you may be facing and the way’s in which you would like to work. They will then use this information to help you decide what kind of counselling will suit you best. 

Arranging a consultation is straightforward and can be done by calling us on 01371 876641

My son and I attended family therapy sessions with 2 lovely ladies at the centre in Bushfair. It was more helpful than any other help we have had, and my son actually said he found it helpful having them to talk to, which was amazing as he has had therapy over the last couple of years and has never said this.

Lizzie's Experience

My GP told me to go online and register with Mind (in West Essex) to get some much needed help for my 12 year old daughter. This was one of the best things i've done. My daughter found someone to talk to and release her feelings when we were all going through a difficult time.In her words:-

I had walked around for a long time with knots of worry in my stomach, now they were gone as I could talk to someonein confidence and release them.

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