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Family Therapy 

Attending family therapy service is a positive opportunity to enhance, repair, or strengthen family relationships. A family psychologist will establish a safe and supportive environment where you can share experiences and challenges. Family therapy can help deal with an issue that belongs to one member of your family or one that everyone is experiencing. It is a chance for a group conversation in a supportive environment that helps you see new ways through together.

The Basics of Family Therapy Explained

Family therapy occurs when two or more family members come together in a therapy setting with the desire to address challenges within the family.

However many family members attend, our goal is to find out what each family member hopes to get out of the process and assuming there is common ground regarding these goals, then there is every possibility for positive changes to happen. Each member in the session will be given equal opportunity to express themselves. Every family member can contribute significantly to improving family dynamics. By listening carefully to each person speak and each person themselves being carefully listened to, an environment of solution building can be created, instead of one filled with blame or exclusion


  • My assumption is that everyone coming into family therapy is willing to contribute to finding solutions they and the other family members can attempt to put into practice.
  • I consider that a family unit attending therapy have something they collectively want, or a vision for their future as a family they would all like to see become a reality. Each family member might not know exactly how to arrive there, and that’s okay. The how is not as important as the want to, especially at the beginning of family therapy.
  • Contributing to family therapy means applying oneself to the process not just during the therapy sessions, but between sessions also. Perfection is not required or expected when trying to apply yourself between sessions. The important part is just trying your best and looking out for improvements you happen to notice. Simple as that!

Finding the right family psychologist in a big city like Johannesburg can seem daunting as there are many practitioners to choose from. All psychologists are trained to assist with a fairly wide array of challenges faced by families, however choosing one and reaching out to make contact can feel like a leap of faith. Hopefully, my website has provided some useful information and helped remove some of the anxiety one can feel when contacting a Psychologist. If you would like to book a session or even just want to find out a bit more about how things work, feel free to contact me directly.

About Me

I'm a Counselling Psychologist situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, in close proximity to the areas of Rosebank and Sandton.

I work with individuals, couples, and families to address current challenges with a solution-focused approach. These challenges may include some more common complaints such as depression, and anxiety, or those trying to come to terms with trauma or bereavement.

Contact Me

For a free telephone conversation (5 - 10 minutes) please call me on 074 588 3808. If I am unavailable, please leave your contact details, with the best time to call.

If you prefer you can contact me by email or use the form on the contact page to send me a message. I aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.


I am based in Randburg, Johannesburg. To find out how to locate me, simply click on the map below.