For adolescents

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The teenage years are often filled with creative potential and dynamic growth. They can also be marked with confusion, anxiety and intense emotions. Adolescents need to navigate considerable changes in their sense of self and in their relationships with friends and families. Challenges around separation, belonging, individuality and independence are a part of this journey, combined with significant biological and neurological changes that occur during puberty.

This developmental stage can be especially challenging for both the young person and their families. Problems are seldom well-defined and can leave the whole family feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. These problems can be temporary and naturally resolve themselves. At other times they may develop into longer-term difficulties.

I am experienced in working with adolescents who have:
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Depression and low mood

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Social difficulties

  • Difficulties with anger

  • Issues around sexuality

  • Struggles with gender identity

  • Relationship problems

  • Family difficulties

  • Low self-esteem

  • Difficulties around food and body image

  • Self-destructive and self-harming thoughts

  • Unwanted behaviour patterns

  • Trauma 

  • Difficult life experiences

  • Pressures of school and stress

  • Feeling directionless, empty or isolated

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        I felt really listened to and understood, and it was really helpful talking things through that I'd been struggling with. Thank you so much!

 

16 year old

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