YOUNG PEOPLES THERAPY
For young people, therapy offers a safe and confidential environment to talk to a trusted adult who won’t judge them, at a time they are going through the difficult period of developmental predicament that some teenagers are not able to resolve on their own or with the help of supportive family and friends. Just like adults, young people can experience a range of emotional difficulties in their lives which may lead to destructive thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Challenging relationships, bullying, peer pressure, anxiety, panic attacks, depression or there may be difficulties at home adjusting to new family dynamics due to divorce, separation or living with new step-families even experiencing abusive behaviour such as: physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Any of these issues can leave a young person feeling helpless, hopeless and very alone, often resulting in low self-esteem and loss of confidence. These thoughts and feelings may manifest itself into difficult behaviour, lack of trust in relationships, low attendance at school or college, self harm or suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Some young people find communication difficult, therefore being able to work creatively can be extremely helpful. It can be a valuable resource in unblocking deep rooted thoughts and feelings, particularly when young people have previously found difficulty in being able to express themselves verbally.