Life changes and challenges can impact on adolescents particularly hard. This often differs from adult processing as adolescents cannot always draw on positive coping strategies from their past.
Furthermore, with a culture that now involves an ever expanding audience from school, family and social media, the growing world of an adolescent can be increasingly hard to manage and process.
I believe early intervention is key to supporting adolescents in learning helpful ways of managing, identifying and processing their thoughts and emotions. This awareness supports and aids emotional intelligence and emotional resilience, which in turn promotes better communication and relationships.
"Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval;
a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling onto the past, and the equally powerful wish
to get on with the future."
At times, working in collaboration with the family can also be beneficial to supporting life challenges, particularly in supporting communication and processing change.
With the pressures of modern day life, family life can at times be overwhelming and stressful. Family therapy can also support in re-connection if relationships have become strained or broken down.
Counselling and therapy within the family can be a mixture of group and one-to-one sessions. This will be discussed in line with the family needs, to ensure a holistic approach the issues raised.
Sessions for adolescents are 50 minutes long and are charged at £40 per session.
Sessions for families are 50 Minutes long and are charged at £50 per session.