Individual therapy for adolescents is very similar to therapy for adults, however it is carried out by highly specialised and sensitive therapists who understand the needs of adolescents. Therapy can help adolescents by giving them the space to talk about any issues in a safe environment to help them gain confidence in expressing their feelings and concerns whilst also helping them recognise their strengths and weaknesses, as well as teaching them ways of overcoming worries, stresses and negative behaviours.
Adolescents appear to be under an enormous amount of pressure these days with exams and deadlines as well as social media being common stressors. Many adolescents suffer from depression, stress-related conditions, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and relational difficulties.
Our therapists use a number of different approaches to help adolescents, including cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, solution focussed therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and family therapy