Adolescent therapy (Ages 12 – 17 years)
Adolescent Therapy will depend on the child’s age, specific difficulties and their development. Therapy helps teens explore their thoughts and
emotions in a safe place without being judged. Adolescents who may benefit from psychotherapy are those experiencing difficulty with:
- Relationships: parents, siblings, friends & peers, teachers
- Low self esteem and confidence
- Bereavement & Loss
- Parents separation
- Self harm
- Alcohol & drugs
- Abuse & violence
Adolescent therapy aims to provide support on behalf of the young person and work with parents / guardians if necessary. The therapist can work in a
variety of ways to help you express yourself – e.g. simply through talking, or using artwork. You will work together with your therapist to find what suits
you: sometimes you may just want to talk.
To begin Child and Adolescent Therapy
An Intake session with parents or guardians is fundamental along with signing a consent form to allow therapy with the child/adolescent to begin.
Sessions last from 40 to 50 minutes, depending on the age of the child. My duty of care in therapy with young people requires that I limit the usual absolute
guarantee of confidentiality. This limit applies to a disclosure by the young person that they feel: in danger, a danger to other persons or a danger to
themselves. Initially four to six sessions is recommended, and may be extended following further consultations with all those involved.