Our Services

Care & Services

 

Apart from the accredited courses and specialist training , at IFT-Malta we offer a variety of psychotherapeutic services. We work from a systemic post-modern social constructionist perspective. This means that our therapeutic orientation is based on enabling and empowering people within the systems they live in. Research shows that Systemic Psychotherapy is very effective with children, young people and adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties and experiences. We work ‘with’ people rather than ‘on’ people as we journey through a collaborative experience to find and highlight the persons’ or relationships’ best resources upon which to build further strengths to make the necessary changes.

Improve Lives (Malta & Gozo

The Institute’s group practice, Improve Lives, offers professional help to individuals, couples, families, organisations and communities who are experiencing difficulties and would like to resolve individual or relational issues and problems. We bring people together in a safe psychotherapeutic atmosphere to facilitate communication and understanding. Our focus remains that of finding solutions while acknowledge the importance of capitalizing on the past to improve the present and future. At Improve lives we also collaborate with and accept referrals from various organisations. Should you want to book an appointment please call on 21823572 or email us on [email protected] Referrals from NGOs and other agencies are welcome. Agencies and NGOs please fill a referral form  here. This is a service we offer in Malta & GOZO & costs €50 per one hour session.

At IFT-Malta we also offer professional colleagues Individual or Group Supervision, as well as Team Supervision within organisations which can be combined with bespoke training for agencies’ specific needs.

Individual or group sessions

Supervision and Consultation

Issues We Deal With in Therapy & Supervision:

Some of the issues we regularly work with are listed below:
• Parenting issues with all age groups
• Children’s behavioural problems
• Couple and marital wellebeing
•Issues relating to divorce, separation, step-parenting and lone parenting
• Issues arising out of illness and disability
• Problems relating to alcohol and other substance abuse
• Lesbian and Gay family issues
• Coping with the effects of violence, sexual or emotional abuse in the family
• Re-building relationships after traumatic events
• Coping with the effects of stress on relationships
• Meeting the challenges of life cycle change
• Family business related issues
• Mental Health problems like depression & anxiety
• Eating disorder
• Personality disorder
• Etc.

At IFT-Malta we also offer professional colleagues Individual or Group Supervision, as well as Team Supervision within organisations which can be combined with bespoke training for agencies’ specific needs.

At IFT-Malta we also offer professional colleagues Individual or Group Supervision, as well as Team Supervision within organisations which can be combined with bespoke training for agencies’ specific needs.

Supervision & Consultation

Issues We Deal With in Therapy & Supervision:

Some of the issues we regularly work with are listed below:
• Parenting issues with all age groups
• Children’s behavioural problems
• Couple and marital wellebeing
• Issues relating to divorce, separation, step-parenting and lone parenting
• Issues arising out of illness and disability
• Problems relating to alcohol and other substance abuse
• LGBTIQ family issues
• Coping with the effects of violence, sexual or emotional abuse in the family
• Re-building relationships after traumatic events
• Coping with the effects of stress on relationships
• Meeting the challenges of life cycle change
• Family business related issues
• Mental Health problems like depression & anxiety
• Eating disorder
• Personality disorder
• Etc.


Locked out - A service for families & children affected by arrest and incarceration

A specialist service set up during 2021, LOCKED OUT is a free government-funded service being provided by Mid Dlam Ghad Dawl with IFT-Malta’s professional collaboration to families and children affected by the incarceration of a loved one. Anyone can self-refer or refer to this service including professionals in private practice, government agencies, NGOs, and so fort. The service is completely free of charge and is targeted to contribute towards the wellbeing of the society at large through the reduced transgenerational transmission of crime, preventing recidivism, and increasing social inclusion of afflicted families and children. Please fill referral form, enquire on 77778001 or send messages through our Facebook page here. All communication is made in strict confidence and in line with current GDPR regulations.

Subsidized Referrals at Our Training Clinic

IFT-Malta is a training institution with a clinical set up conceptualised to enable our honorary therapists (advanced students under live supervision) to work with people and generate the necessary change most helpful to clients. The training clinic uses the Classical Milan style team approach that ensures that clients benefit from multiple perspectives, including theirs, and the live supervision of a consultant. To maximise this practice we use live video that enables the team to observe the engaged honorary therapist and input their perspectives live during the session. This enables the other team members (usually 3) to observe the sessions live from an adjoining room and the supervisor to coach the therapist in the room with the clients. Their ideas and comments are shared with clients through various techniques. Appointments for this clinic are currently held on fixed dates, Monday to Friday at either 4.30pm pm or 6.30pm.

IFT-Malta is committed to implement its Quality Assurance Policy and part of this is to do all that is possible to make the service appropriate and accessible to everyone in the community without any distinction of any quality or attribute. All this is done in strict confidence and along our privacy policy compliant with current GDPR law. This service runs at the subsidized rate of €10 per session. Referrals can be made by agencies and individuals using the referral form here. Self referrals shall also use this referral form and email a copy at [email protected] Enquiries can be made on 79823572

This service receives various referrals and may involve a waiting time as your request/referral form proceeds on a waiting list.

The Qualifications of the Therapists

Staff at the Institute of Family Therapy – Malta are all fully qualified, warranted by the Government of Malta’s respective regulatory bodies. As highly experienced professionals, some have been working for 30 years and more in various clinical addictions, eating disorders, children’s services, mental illness, children in care, mediation, couples problems, family problems, children’s behavioural problems and more.

Sessions are confidential and we do not communicate with anyone outside the IFT-Malta unless requested by the client or mandated by court. Occasionally we may feel that it would be useful for some information to be shared and we will discuss this with you. However, in the event of serious concern for the immediate safety of someone it might be necessary to consult another service. Wherever possible this would be discussed with you first. However, on rare occasions it might be necessary to proceed either without prior discussion or without the clients’ agreement. All records are kept securely.