Adolescent therapy

 

Adolescence is a stage of heightened creativity and emotions and a significant transitional phase of life. A young person experiences profound and rapid changes during adolescence: physically, cognitively, emotionally, neurobiologically, and socially. While this time can be enriching, there can be many challenges, leading to feelings of confusion, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness, shame and anxiety, not only for the adolescent but also for the family.

Addressing any emerging mental health concerns through holistic counselling support during this time is paramount for the young person to learn how to effectively manage stressors and transition into adulthood.

At Little Window, we engage teens using talk therapy as well as using non-verbal ways of engaging such as with music, art therapy or cooking therapy (depending on their interests). Non-verbal ways of communicating in counselling can help adolescents feel safer and more comfortable with expressing themselves. This has been shown to be an effective way of building relationships and working successfully with this age group.

One of our specialised therapy rooms, The Forest, is a space that was created with teens in mind. The nature elements of the room, alongside the art and symbol-work resources it provides, supports individuals who have counselling in this space to feel a sense of safety, openness, creativity and being uplifted.

The Forest

Our psychologists have extensive experience in working with adolescents in the following areas:

  • School refusal
  • Relationships
  • Family separation
  • Peer pressure
  • Sexuality
  • Substance misuse
  • Communication issues
  • Difficulties with excessive technology use
  • Bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Eating disorders
  • Bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm and suicidal thoughts/feelings
  • Academic achievement
  • Study-related stress
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Anger and aggression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions

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We would love to hear from you and would be honoured to support you in your journey to wellness.

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