Family counselling, like the name suggests, is a type of therapy that involves the whole family. The idea behind is it is that families having difficulties or that have one person who is going through a tough time go to see a counsellor/therapist and try to sort out the issues together.
Sometimes families can be affected by certain events or changes – a bereavement, a divorce, moving to a new place or loss of a job – and can need to take some time to deal with whatever’s happened.
Sometimes situations that have gone on for a long time can cause problems, like a lack of communication for example. Going to counselling together can mean no one feels isolated, and that people understand how everyone else is feeling. This can make a big difference in terms of how they behave.