Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Adolescent therapy

Adolescence is a period of intense change for our teens. Between hormonal changes, transitions from primary to secondary school and the new found independence that comes with this new adolescent territory it can be a very confusing and challenging time for both teens and their parents. At Nurture therapy we work with adolescents by using a mixture of talk- based therapy approaches and creative interventions to help them to work through and make sense of these experiences and in turn develop a greater understanding of their environments.

By speaking to a therapist, in confidence and without judgement, an adolescent will feel supported and comfortable whilst they challenge and make sense of this stage of life. The therapist will work with the adolescent through a number of weekly sessions to explore what areas they are finding particularly difficult; the therapist will then offer a safe space and therapeutic containment for them to work through these challenges.

This safe space supports the client to challenge their thoughts and ideas and gives the adolescent a ‘voice’ in order that they can feel empowered and more aware and capable in both their minds and their bodies. Depending on the issue at stake for the person, through adolescent therapy the therapist will use a combination of integrative adolescent approaches including Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational interviewing, Mindfulness, sand and art-based interventions, solution focused therapy, psycho education and anger management in order to adapt to what works best with the particular young person. Teen Counselling or the support through adolescent therapy can help with a range of issues including:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Bullying
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Bereavement or Loss
  • Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Abuse

Referral Process:

Initially, contact, over the phone or in person, provides an opportunity for us to discuss the situation and to decide if integrative adolescent psychotherapy is the correct approach for your child at this current time. After this, intake interviews are then held in our Nurture clinic between the parents and me before we engage with your teen directly.

Once sessions have started the therapist and adolescent will work together with one on one and all sessions will be confidential, we will have a review meeting with all parties present about 5 weeks into the therapy sessions and during this time we will share important information and discuss any ideas that could be used to support your child with their therapy experience.

Adolescents usually attend for a minimum of 10 sessions with a review halfway through to discuss any improvements and to explore further areas that we feel we can work with. For further information please contact Sarah

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