Parents often express their frustration about their teen’s reluctance to engage with support. We try and make this as manageable as possible by facilitating both in-clinic and online sessions.
Clinic sessions involve an approach that is comfortable and age-appropriate for adolescents. For example, the therapist may use talking therapy, art therapy or sand tray therapy. For teens who aren’t ready for face-to-face therapy, or who are unable to leave the home, we offer teletherapy. This can involve video, phone or online chat sessions.
Adolescent therapy can help teens with:
- identity issues
- difficulties managing anxiety and/or anger
- challenging and/or risk-taking behaviours
- friendship issues and/or bullying
- depression and other mood disorders
- family breakdown and conflict
- parent and adolescent relationship challenges
- grief and loss
- learning difficulties
- exam and study stress
- school challenges
- self-harming thoughts or actions, or
- self-esteem and confidence issues.