What We Do...offering family therapy


Family counselling

It's good to talk!

Family therapy


Not sure what to do about your relationship with your partner, child, ex-partner, mother-in-law, friend or anyone else? Give us a call. We are here to support you.


Our need for fulfilling relationships is hard wired and while we can feel elated when relationships go well, we can feel overwhelmed with pain and sadness when important relationships seem to go wrong. Family Therapy helps you gain a better understanding of unhelpful patterns that you and your loved ones may feel drawn into, how your own upbringing informs the way you are in relationships and how life stressors, losses and injuries influence what is going on for you and your family. We encourage family members to listen to different perspectives, views and stories and explore together possible ways forward. Often we agree on tasks relating to new ways of thinking and behaving to try out between sessions. We work with everyone who wants to improve relationships with other people. We can see families or parts of families, couples who have children, step families and extended families.



What are the kinds of issues people come to us with?

Family Therapy can help with a wide range of issues such as:


red dot Family communication problems red dot Fostering, adoption, kinship care and the needs of
red dot Child and adolescent behaviour difficulties looked after children
red dot Mental health problems red dot Domestic violence
red dot Illness and disability in the family red dot Self-harm
red dot Separation, divorce and step-family life red dot Drug and alcohol misuse
red dot Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders red dot The effects of trauma
red dot Coping with transitions through the life cycle red dot Difficulties related to ageing



How much does it cost?

We aim to make our Talking Therapies services affordable and subsidise them, charging a sliding scale of charitable rates. We charge from the assessment onwards with the cost of this first appointment being non-refundable.


Please contact the Talking Therapies reception team for more information on current fees.



What is the setup of the sessions?

At Wimbledon Guild we are privileged to work in teams of therapists. One lead therapist is the main point of contact and guides through the sessions while the reflecting team members take a more observing role. At some point in the session there will be a 'reflecting conversation' between the therapists with the family listening. Each family member can then comment or reflect on what they have heard. We see families every two weeks, to allow enough time for practising new skills between sessions. Everyone is offered a maximum of 12 sessions.



When are family therapy sessions held?
We have set clinic times through the week. Sessions are held on Tuesdays at 6pm and 7.30pm, on Thursdays at 4pm and 5.30pm, and on Saturdays at 10.30am and midday. Usually, the more flexible people can be around their session time, the more quickly we can see them. The first Ďassessmentí session is usually held on a Tuesday at 4pm, and is an opportunity for all family members to see if they feel comfortable working with us, as well as giving us the chance to find out whether we think we can help you.aims to find out if we can help with specific issues.


How can I make an appointment?

We take referrals between 10am - 12.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only. When you call us we will ask you some questions as part of our triage process which could take about ten minutes.

Call us on 020 8296 0030 or email: counselling@wimbledonguild.co.uk







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Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare, Guild House, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4EF
Registered Charity No. 200424 - Company No. 383330