Psychotherapy for Teenagers & Young Adults

Professional Counselling For Teenagers and Young Adults

The teenage years are a time of transition and there are a number of reasons for these. Changes are going on within the body, biological and hormonal changes are happening very quickly and outside in the environment with relationships with peers and parents, at school, home or work. It is also a time where a young person is forming their identity which amidst the flux of change can be confusing.

Adolescent psychotherapy can help explore these issues and help a young person through these issues with confidence. It often helps to focus less on talking and more on the use of creative media such as clay, painting or sand tray work.

Some of the difficulties you may experience as a teenager include:

  • Trouble with sleeping
  • Feeling anxious, tense, angry or tearful
  • Feeling like you don’t fit in or not knowing what you want to do
  • Finding it difficult to talk about your worries with your parents
  • Loss through bereavement, separation or divorce
  • Anxiety around school, exams, friendships, bullying
  • Issues around drugs, alcohol or sexual health
  • Making the transition from childhood to adulthood
  • Negotiating the difficult balance between the natural desire to become more involved with peers and less with parents
  • Learning to be able to communicate your needs and express your feelings in a way that maintains enough connection between you and your parents and at the same time reducing conflict.

Psychotherapy using creative media is a way for an adolescent to tell their story and can help you to:

  • Understanding the reasons why you feel the way you do
  • Cope with these feelings and find ways of expressing them
  • Improve relationships with friends or family members
  • Become more aware of yourself and the impact you have
  • Be and feel supported with setting goals and achieving them
  • Feel more able to communicate your thoughts and feelings to others