Systemic therapy is built of the premise that we are always in partnership with others. Families, social groups, colleagues; we do not exist alone and are all a part of a wider network. Therefore, many of our problems are shared. Systemic therapy focuses on the strengths of the individual and their abilities to respect and understand others’ experiences, beliefs, and culture. By understanding these differences and appreciating the needs of others, systemic therapy can bring about meaningful change in people’s lives.
Systemic therapy aims to reduce stress and conflict by improving interactions, to recognise the deep-rooted patterns which can be the cause of distress or worry. This approach looks at different ways of viewing and understanding those around you and to understand how different factors affect people within your system. The aim is to help everyone understand each other whilst developing new ways of communicating. This can help create an environment in which everyone is supportive and understanding.