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My approach

Adolescence and young adulthood can be a challenging and, at times, overwhelming period in our lives. During times of particular stress or change, it can be helpful for you as a young person to begin therapy to talk about what’s on your mind, regain some clarity of thought and confidence to move forward.

Establishing a safe, trusting relationship where you feel listened to and understood is at the core of my practice. We would work collaboratively to reflect on patterns in thinking, behaviour and relationships that might be causing you difficulty, and allow space to explore who you are and what is important to you. 

My training and experience equips me to help young people explore and navigate the following difficulties:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Low mood, poor motivation and depression

  • Difficulties with peer and family relationships

  • Disrupted sleep

  • Difficulties around food and eating patterns

  • Poor self-image and difficulties with identity

  • Issues at school or university

  • Bereavement and loss 

  • Trauma

  • Difficulties relating to gender and sexuality

The above list is not exhaustive, but is designed to give an idea about the types of issues young people who come to therapy want help with.

What is the process for engaging in psychotherapy?

After initial contact via email or phone, sometimes with a parent or carer, you will be offered three initial assessment sessions. These three sessions are designed to give you a feel for what psychotherapy is like and for us to talk through what you'd like help with. If you are under 18 years old, this process also involves me meeting with your parent(s) or carer(s) separately.

 

This beginning process will help us make a decision about whether psychotherapy is right for you at this time. We will also think about whether a shorter-term approach (up to 12 sessions) would be beneficial or if something open-ended and longer term might suit you best.

If we decide to move forward with therapy, you will be offered weekly sessions at the same time on the same day. The sessions will take place in the same room each week.

The therapy will be reviewed at various points and, where appropriate, your parent, family member or carer can be involved in this process. You can choose to end the sessions at any time, but it is important to share any worries or feedback before deciding to stop so that they can be thought about and discussed together.

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