Systemic therapy looks at the suffering of the individuals within their net of social relationships and their current life situation.
As a systemic therapist, I believe that we all have the resources to cope with the life situations: my role is to support in their rediscovery and strengthening.
Systemic therapy is a highly interactive approach, in which we engage in a dialogue, explore new perspectives, search for meanings, and also use a variety of experiential tools to facilitate the achievement of the client’s goal.
The term systemic emphasizes the interconnections between the individual and the context in which they live and grow.
A systemic therapist explores the mutual influences between the person and the relevant relationships in the various systems: family, couple, work, society, culture. The experienced problem is considered not as lying within the person, but rather in the connection (i.e., “in the communication”) with the others members of the systems in which the person lives.
Historically, the systemic family approach developed mainly in the context of family therapy, so that the name “systemic family therapy” has remained to indicate the emphasis on the relationships with the most relevant other members of the systems in which we live.
As the method developed, it was more and more applied to individuals and couples, to the point that in countries like Italy and in some Spanish language literature, the term “family” has been replaced by “relational”.