Family Therapy

In-clinic sessions

We have several therapists at our clinics in Buckhurst Hill and Henley-on-Thames who specialise in working with family members.

online sessions

If you are unable to attend the sessions at one of our Centres, please talk to us as we may also be able to offer sessions online and by telephone. 

How We Can help

Family Therapy

Families are our greatest resource for emotional health and very often for practical support too. At times family relationships become strained for all sorts of reasons, often with a mix of internal and external factors.

Family therapists are trained to bring an awareness of how these internal and external pressures impact family life and individual coping. The therapist will also help individuals to open up their communication, build emotional strength and enhance problem-solving capability. 

Counselling Approaches:

We have an amazing team who bring with them a wealth of training and experience. Approaches to family work include:

  • Integrative Counselling
  • Systemic Counselling

Your counsellor may also draw upon tools and techniques from other counselling approaches.

Helps With:

  • Relationships
  • Loss
  • Change through illness
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Separations
  • Outside factors
  • Employment
  • Money Issues
  • Eating Issues
  • School
  • Peer group challenges
  • And much more

Session Information

Family Therapy

Once you have made the decision to have family therapy your therapist will contact you to discuss what you want to achieve from your sessions. You will be asked what you are seeking family therapy for and explore your goals as a family. The therapist will also take this time to sign their paperwork with you, explaining their contracts and policies. 

During your initial appointment, the therapist will explain what family therapy is and how it works, taking time to answer any questions you may have. At this point, the therapist will explain that family therapy will typically involve the whole family, especially in early sessions. This allows the therapist to understand a number of viewpoints about the difficulties being experienced, and also to find out more about the strengths and helpful resources present in different family members. When things go well family members can alter the problem situation and help each other heal.

At the same time, there will usually be space for both individuals and parents to attend separate sessions where they can speak confidentially about issues they are facing and identify changes they wish to make or work towards.

As in any form of therapy, change may not happen overnight, so some degree of persistence is needed on all sides. The therapist will try to keep people on track in terms of what they want to achieve and will evaluate progress both during the work and after it has concluded. The amount of sessions needed varies for different people, some only need six to twelve sessions, whereas others use family therapy over a period of time. 

If subsequent sessions are needed, these sessions will be used to reflect, discuss, and then conduct further sessions.

During your final session, the therapist will discuss with you your progress, thoughts, and feelings.  At this stage, the therapist can provide you with techniques and tasks you can use to help sustain the progress you have made in sessions.

If you would like to make an enquiry about Family Therapy, please contact us for more information. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a family therapy session?

The cost of sessions may vary, all depending on which counsellor you see. Prices will then vary from £65 – £95 for a relationship counselling session and £100 for a family therapy session.

Will all the family be required for the sessions?

Family therapy will typically involve the whole family, especially in early sessions. This allows the therapist to understand a number of viewpoints about the difficulties being experienced, and also to find out more about the strengths and helpful resources present in different family members.

How long does family therapy take?

This is a difficult question to answer as sessions are usually open-ended and client led. Please speak to your counsellor during your assessment session.

Our Counsellors

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Specialising in Couples and Individuals

Counselling Young People

Integrative Counsellor

Specialising in Children, Adolescents & Adults mental health

Addiction Counselling

Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Specialises in Addiction Counselling

Annmarie Wakeling

Experience Individual and Couples Counsellor

Art and Play Therapy

Child and Adolescent Counsellor specialising in Art & Play Therapy

sexually compulsive

Integrative Counsellor and Coach

Becky Hearn


Belinda Evans

Therapeutic Counsellor

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Caroline Ley

Clinical Director.
Psychosexual Therapist and Sex Addiction Counsellor

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Qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Student 

Clare Hawes

Therapeutic Counsellor

Cynthia Kelchure

Integrative Counsellor / Coach / Therapeutic Social Worker / ADHD and ASD Assessments

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Integrative Counsellor
Person-Centred / Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Psychodynamic Therapy

Clinical Supervisor

Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Clinical Supervisor

Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Integrative Psychotherapist and Lifespan Integration trained Therapist

Student Counsellor

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Gottman Therapy

Counsellor / Psychotherapist Specialising in Gottman and Couples Counselling


Psychotherapist, specialising in CBT, EMDR and MBT

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Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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Jo Read

Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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Integrative Counsellor. Specialising in Couples and neurodiverse teens and adults

Therapeutic counsellor

Therapeutic Counsellor

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Person Centred Counsellor

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Therapeutic Counsellor

Liz Start

Therapeutic Counsellor

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Therapeutic Counsellor Specialising in Children aged 8+, Young People, Adults and Elders 

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Person-Centred Counsellor

Counsellor / Coach

Mo Dixon

Integrative Counsellor and Coach

Nick Young

Trainee Integrative Counsellor and Coach

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Children & Adolescents Counsellor / Play Therapy

Transformational Coaching

Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Coach / Mindfulness Practitioner / Clinical Supervisor

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Integrative Counsellor


Counsellor / Psychotherapist

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Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Sarah Stobbart

Counsellor Specialising in Trauma

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Integrative Counsellor, specialising in both individuals and couples

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Humanistic Integrative Counsellor / Clinical Supervisor

Qualified Counsellor


Tania Sansom

Integrative, trauma-informed psychotherapist