Family  Systemic Therapy


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Frequently asked questions

Maggie works with the family to promote more open and supportive communication. Often parents can feel paralysed and helpless (and often very angry) in the face of their child’s bewildering or destructive behaviour. Maggie helps families to talk together in a calmer way to enable parents to  see that what is often behind such confusing behaviour is a vulnerable young person in need of support.

She also helps parents, in the face of such difficult behaviour, to be more firm, but without losing control themselves.

Young people are often under tremendous pressure to manage their developing need for independence in the context of a very competitive education system and jobs market. There is strong evidence that promoting more mutual understanding and supportive communication in families reduces symptoms of anxiety, depression and self-harm in young people.

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