Counselling for Teenagers offers many of the same benefits as adult counselling. Adolescents (teens) may have specific issues they need to work through (trauma, abuse, grief) or they may simply benefit from a space in which to express themselves in confidence and without judgement.
Therapy can help adolescents learn how to form healthy and emotionally secure relationships, how to express themselves more fully, and how to come to terms with big emotions like anxiety, sadness and fear. Teenagers with specific behavioural disorders, or those that are engaged in harmful behaviours like self harm, criminality and substance abuse and addiction can also benefit from therapy.
Therapists are specially trained to work with adolescents, and while there are a wide range of styles of therapy available, some are more common for adolescents than others. Group or family therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy have all been shown to have good outcomes when working with counselling for Teenagers.
Therapists might additionally want to see you, alone or with your teenage child, and will keep you informed about progress, depending on the confidentiality clause that you all agree on. Sessions usually last for 50 minutes, and sessions involving you (or more of your family) might last up to 90 minutes.
We also offer online counselling for teenagers as well as counselling for parents of teenagers & adolescents.