Heather Gillin | Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in Wexford for Teenagers & Adolescents
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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
  • Anxiety
  • Low self esteem and confidence
  • Bullying
  • 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.