Family therapy

Our relationships are what matter most to us. Family therapy helps people in close relationships help each other. We will support family members to share and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely and in confidence. We can help you to understand each others experiences and views, to appreciate each others needs, to build on family strengths and to make useful challenges in your relationships and your lives - as individuals and as a family. We will help you overcome issues and challenges, build your confidence and resilience as a family unit, and develop your capacity to overcome future challenges.

Family can mean different things to different people and we will meet with whoever is important to you. We see individuals, couples, children of all ages, grandparents, siblings, adult children with their parents, looked after children, aunties, uncles, friends, carers and other professionals. To find out more about our work with families please email us.

We can help you and your family with (for example):

  • Family communication

  • Child and adolescent behaviour difficulties (troubled and troublesome)

  • Parenting issues

  • Mental health and addiction issues

  • Gender issues

  • Eating disorders

  • Depression and self harming

  • Relationships issues

  • Physical illness and disability

  • Separation, divorce, and step family life

  • Fostering, adoption, kinship care

  • Loss of loved one

  • Immigration and issues faced by refugee families

Your first meeting costs £29 and is an intake meeting where we talk with you and agree what help we can offer. Thereafter you will be asked to contribute towards your sessions, the maximum amount is £70. Please ask about costs at your intake meeting and the amount you feel you can contribute.

Bright Light is a charity and committed to offering our services for as low a cost as possible. We depend on grants and local fundraising and your contributions help us to provide Family Therapy to families throughout the Lothians. We continually look to reduce our costs to you, but charges can vary depending on the level of grant aid available. We will always try to help you if we can.

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