Individual therapy is offered to people to help them overcome a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties with interpersonal relationships and issues related to grief and loss.
It may be that effectively addressing these concerns in the life of an individual involves working with other members of the family. If it is thought that this
Family therapy refers to an approach to working with individuals that
It is often the case that other family members are significantly affected by the problems of another and families benefit from having the perspectives of others shared within the context of the therapy appointment. Family therapy may still involve individual family members attending appointments on their own or with just one other family member, but the focus remains on the broader context of the presenting problem, whatever that may happen to be.
Family therapy is not limited to specific problems, but it is commonly the preferred approach when the issue is directly related to a child or adolescent, conflict in
PARENTING & CHILD-RELATED ISSUES
Susan works to help parents and families overcome a range of difficulties in family life related to their roles as parents and the relationships they have with their children. Difficulties in the parenting role can contribute to problems not just with parenting but other family relationships as well, making it important for these concerns to be addressed to maintain the entire family.
Susan has extensive experience working with parents who are separated and regularly receives
Susan’s work with parents and children in relation to concerns about parenting or child-related issues always maintains a family therapy approach. This often means that appointments to address these concerns will involve different members of the family – sometimes individuals, parents or the family as a whole. When children are needing individual session time, Susan uses a range of play-based strategies to engage children and address their concerns. Susan has trained specifically in using play therapy when working with families.
Susan’s work with parents includes addressing concerns regarding child
Susan works closely with a number of fertility specialists to provide
Susan’s work with fertility patients includes supportive
The majority of referrals for these services are received through fertility clinics,
Susan currently provides supervision to other social workers working with children, individuals and families.