many cultures, the family is the smallest basic system. Generally,
families go through the 'normal' stages of development or crises, resolving
them within the family itself. Their family life then continues, with
some re-adjustment but no dramatic upsets. However, there are periods
when a family, or one of its members, may be faced with a problem
that appears to be insurmountable and professional help is required.
example, one of the children may suddenly start having problems at school
or start bed-wetting; a family member may be suffering from a nervous
breakdown, anorexia, or a serious drug or alcohol problem.
family may also feel disturbed by a radical change, a new job, a relocation,
even to a new country; unemployment, separation or divorce; serious
illness or the death of a close member of the family.
am a family therapist, with a degree in Psychology (Open University
- UK), a Masters in Family Therapy (Paris 8 - France) and am a member
of the British Psychological Society. I am currently based close to
Avignon in the South of France.
I work with families, and this can mean working with all of the family,
with various members of the family, depending on their situation and
requirements, or with an individual, or a couple. I meet my clients
in neutral, confidential and amicable
surroundings, where the family can talk together freely and objectively
about their problem in an attempt to break the deadlock, so as to find
the stability that their particular family prefers.
appropriate, the family can also be referred to another specialist,
you would like to find out more about how I could assist you, please
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