Systemic Family Therapy is a method that understands people in the context of their social relationships. Individuals are perceived as part of a broader system of interactions and relationships. The aim of systemic therapy is to enable people who are involved in such systems to have constructive discussions in an individual or family setting. Difficult or painful topics can also be addressed in a way that respects individual experiences, encourages participants to get involved and supports the healing process.
The systemic approach is suitable for individuals, couples, families and diverse groups. The focus of systemic practice is on the client's goals. The therapist and client work together to find ways to activate the client's resources needed to achieve the goals. Systemic therapy focuses on how individuals relate to themselves and to others, how the way they think about others and themselves affects their lives, and how they can find other ways to behave and relate to others.