Working with families
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
If you are not sure counselling/therapy is for you
- A telephone consultation can be a really helpful way of exploring further what it is you hope to get out of counselling, the way in which you most like to work and therefore the style of counselling that might be best suited to you
Telephone consultation – up to half an hour telephone conversation with a highly qualified therapist the cost of this is £15.00.
To arrange a telephone consultation please call 01371 876641 or complete the referral form on the left of this page. Consultation will take place within the following 48 hours.
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.
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 someone in confidence and release them.
Anne's Abseil (1)
Event Date: 05/05/2019
Anne is abseiling down Harlow water tower for her own personal reasons. 'We never know what will be dealt to us in life as we get on with our careers and bringing up our families. We meet those challenges as best we can and are lucky if we have support from family and friends to help us through t
Bath Half Marathon (1)
Event Date: 15/03/2020
I’m not a natural runner and as I write this I can barely wobble around a 5K, but I have taken the plunge to sign up to a half marathon and now I’m committed!
Ben's Parachute Jump (1)
Event Date: 29/05/2019
We would like to support the great work you do and help raise Mental health awareness.
Cycle to Southwold (1)
Event Date: 19/04/2019
In memory of Paul Heales
We are raising money for a worthy cause, raising a glass or two of Adnams to celebrate a great man. It's a social event that people can join in at any time or share a beer with us along the way or at the end.
NCS Static Cycle (1)
Event Date: 18/07/2019
We are passionate about mental health and aim to break the stigma that has been created by others around it. We have chosen Mind in West Essex for our NCS charity because we all feel the need to support those who may not have anyone to talk to, and we have all been affected by mental health eithe
Snowdon Challenge (1)
Event Date: 27/07/2019
After last years terrifying challenge of reaching the summit of Ben Nevis I have decided to put myself through a similar challenge this July.
Walk to Talk (1)
Event Date: 28/09/2019
In September Last year myself and my friends walked 17 miles from Newport to Cambridge.
We raised £1500 for Mind. I want it to be a yearly event.
Mental health affects so many people and it means the world to me to be able to raise money to a charity that is close to my heart.