Young People & Families

Young People:

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."

L.J. Kaplan



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.



Therapy for families & adolescents typically focuses on the following areas:

  • Anxiety

  • Abuse: Sexual, Physical, Psychological

  • Body image

  • Bullying

  • Communication

  • Change

  • Eating Disorders

  • Divorce and separation

  • Depression and Low mood

  • Gender identity

  • Loss: relationship, bereavement

  • Self confidence, worth and esteem

  • Self harm

  • Sexuality

  • Trauma


Sessions and Pricing



Sessions for adolescents are 50 minutes long and are charged at £50 per session.


Sessions for families are 50 Minutes long and are charged at £60 per session.


Contact Me:













Chew Valley Road,




OL3 7JN.

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