Adolescents

Adolescents today face a huge array of challenges that are ever-growing in number; with exam pressure, peer pressure and the internet, all adding to this already difficult period of developmental change. These internal and external changes can generate predicaments that some teenagers are not able to resolve either on their own or with the help of supportive friends and family.  If left to spiral, the emotional symptoms brought on by these crisis may lead to destructive thoughts, feelings and behaviour. 

 

If you have a teenager who is showing some of these signs of adolescent psychological problems, then psychotherapy could help:

 

  • Difficulty in coping with daily life

  • Excessive worrying

  • Extended period of depression and lethargy

  • Noticeable changes in eating

  • Disturbed sleeping patterns

  • References to suicide or self-harm

  • Apparent changes in personality

  • Volatile mood

  • Drug/alcohol misuse

  • Pronounced demonstrations of aggression

 

Psychotherapy for adolescents involves helping clients to overcome their issues whilst being aware and not interfering with their natural developments.

 

Teenagers can receive many benefits from psychotherapy, including:

 

  • A greater ability to communicate with others.

  • Becoming more able to cope with worries and pressures

  • Increase self-awareness

  • Increase in confidence and self esteem

  • Having a safe and confidential place to talk