Family Counselling in Calgary

Family counselling, or family therapy, fosters stronger family connections and resolves conflicts. At Curio Counselling in Calgary, we recognize the unique challenges families encounter and tailor our services to address them effectively.

Understanding Family Dynamics

Family counselling aims to improve relationships within families by addressing underlying issues and enhancing communication.

 

Whether you’re dealing with conflict, navigating major life changes, or seeking to strengthen familial bonds, our experienced therapists can provide guidance and support.

Family Counselling Calgary

What Happens During Family Counselling?

Each family is unique, and our counselling approach is tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of your family. Family counselling can encompass a wide range of topics and concerns, including:

  • Dealing with Divorce or Separation: Helping families navigate the emotional challenges and practical adjustments associated with divorce or separation.
  • Managing Problematic Behavior: Assisting parents in addressing behavioral issues in children and adolescents, such as defiance, aggression, or substance abuse.
  • Parenting Skills: Providing parents with tools and strategies to foster positive parent-child relationships, set boundaries, and promote healthy development.
  • Resolving Conflicts: Facilitating constructive communication and conflict resolution strategies to address disagreements and improve family dynamics.
  • Setting Boundaries: Assisting families in establishing clear boundaries and expectations to promote mutual respect and understanding.
  • Other Matters of Relationship Development and Management: Supporting families through transitions, grief, trauma, and other challenges impacting family dynamics.

Navigating Challenges Together

Family counselling in Calgary offers a collaborative approach to addressing challenges and fostering positive change within the family dynamic. Rather than placing blame or pointing fingers, it provides a safe and supportive space for all family members to express themselves openly and honestly. Through guided discussions, interactive exercises, and therapeutic interventions, families can explore underlying issues, improve communication, and develop effective coping strategies.

 

During family counselling sessions, our experienced therapists work closely with each family member to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for growth. By understanding each individual’s perspective and experiences, we can tailor our approach to meet the unique needs of the family as a whole. Whether the goal is to navigate a specific crisis, improve relationships, or build a stronger foundation for the future, family counselling offers valuable insights and practical tools for success.

Building Resilience and Connection

At Curio Counselling, we believe that every family has the potential to overcome adversity and thrive together. Our family counselling services focus on building resilience and strengthening bonds to foster healthier, more fulfilling relationships. By addressing challenges head-on and learning from past experiences, families can develop greater empathy, understanding, and trust.

 

Through family counselling, parents and children alike can learn effective communication strategies, conflict resolution skills, and stress management techniques. By working together to overcome obstacles and celebrate achievements, families can cultivate a sense of unity, purpose, and belonging. With the guidance and support of our experienced therapists, families can navigate life’s ups and downs with confidence and resilience.

Empowering Positive Change

Family counselling is not just about resolving conflicts; it’s about empowering families to create positive and lasting change in their lives. By fostering a collaborative and strengths-based approach, our therapists help families tap into their inherent resilience and resourcefulness to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. Whether it’s rebuilding trust, improving communication, or setting boundaries, family counselling provides a supportive framework for growth and transformation.

 

At Curio Counselling, we are committed to helping families build healthier, happier, and more connected lives. Our goal is to empower families to face adversity with courage, compassion, and resilience, knowing that they have the support and guidance they need to succeed. With our comprehensive family counselling services, families can embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth, paving the way for a brighter and more promising future.

Exploring Therapeutic Techniques

What are the Commonly Used Therapies?

  • Structural Family Therapy: Focuses on restructuring family dynamics and roles to promote healthier interactions.
  • Strategic Therapy: Addresses power dynamics and communication patterns within the family system to create positive change.
  • Systemic Therapy: Explores underlying values and assumptions guiding family interactions to facilitate change.

Additionally, narrative therapy, transgenerational therapy, communication therapy, psychoeducation, and relationship counselling may be incorporated, based on your family’s needs.

How to Prepare for Family Counselling

  • Open Communication: Have open conversations with your family about the reasons for seeking counselling and the benefits it can offer.
  • Normalize Counselling: Emphasize that counselling is not a reflection of fault or blame but rather an opportunity for growth and healing.
  • Active Participation: Discuss the importance of active participation and honesty during counselling sessions to maximize the benefits of therapy.
  • Goal Setting: Work with your therapist to identify specific goals and topics you’d like to address during sessions, ensuring that sessions are focused and productive.

Preparing yourself and your family in advance for counselling can help ensure that you all get the most of your sessions.

Is Family Counselling Right for You?

Family counselling can be highly beneficial for families experiencing discord, communication breakdowns, or major life transitions.

 

By working with a qualified therapist, families can develop healthier coping mechanisms, improve communication skills, and foster greater understanding and empathy among family members.

What is Burnout?

How Successful is Family Therapy?

The success rate of family counselling varies depending on factors such as the severity of issues, family members’ willingness to engage in therapy, and the effectiveness of therapeutic techniques.

 

However, research suggests that family counselling can lead to positive outcomes, including improved family relationships, better communication, and enhanced coping skills.

What is the Best Therapy for Families?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question as the best therapy for families depends on various factors, including the nature of the issues being addressed, family dynamics, and therapist expertise.

 

Structural family therapy, strategic therapy, and systemic therapy are commonly used approaches, but the most effective therapy will be tailored to meet the specific needs of each family.

Therapy Topics Covered

Family counselling can help you and your family members

  • Resolve conflict
  • Improve communication
  • Understand each other better
  • Facilitate forgiveness
  • Set and maintain boundaries
  • Navigate separation and/or divorce
  • Explore family roles and expectations
  • Prepare for and adjust to life transitions
  • Address challenging behaviours
  • Heal intergenerational trauma
  • Strengthen attachment
  • Understand and meet needs

Book a Free,
20 Minute Consultation

Whether you are considering accessing counselling services for the first time, or hoping to find a therapist who is new to you, we want to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

 

That is why we offer a free, no-obligation, 20-minute phone or video consultation with the Calgary therapist of your choice.

Our Calgary Counsellors

All of our Calgary therapists hold a Master of Counselling degree from an accredited university and are members in good standing with either the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) or the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).

The Safe Space

Our counselling spaces are designed to make you feel comfortable and safe. Upon entering a counselling room, you are welcome to choose whichever seat you would like. Feel free to put your feet up, drape a blanket over yourself, or even lie down.

Our Location

You can expect to be greeted by our receptionist, invited to take a seat in our waiting area, and offered a beverage.