Carlisle House recognises the impact that substance misuse can have on the whole family.
Family Support Meetings
These sessions will give your family the opportunity to talk about the impact of substance misuse on your family. We would invite all the family to come. These meetings can help the family to talk about the challenges a family will face making the transition to life without the influence of the substance. They are facilitated by trained Systemic Practitioners and supervised by a qualified Family Therapist.
Family Therapy help people in close relationships help each other. It enables family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and in their lives. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to help a family free up their strengths; sometimes difficulties are more complex and families may need longer to find solutions that work for them. We call this Family Therapy.
Family Therapists and Practitioners are highly skilled professionals, trained to work with children, young people, adults, carers and other professionals. Their aim is not to take sides, blame or provide simple answers. Rather, they aim to engage family members in sharing and understanding andexploring ways forward that work for them. We acknowledge the importance of peoples’ different beliefs, cultures, contexts and life experiences, and will adapt their ways of working according to Family Members’ ages, needs, resources and preferences. We will discuss with you and your family how you might wish to work together.