Adolescence can be a challenging time due to developmental changes, peer pressures and the demands associated with school and studies affecting teenagers’ ability to manage their emotional reactions and interpersonal relationships. Our clinical psychologists are highly qualified to work with teenagers experiencing excessive worry, stress and anxiety, depression and self-harm, as well as, teenagers struggling to adjust to loss and trauma associated with death of a loved one, peer ruptures and/or family breakdown.
If your teenager is experiencing any emotional or behavioural difficulties we can help them overcome their challenges in order for them to engage more fully and adaptively in their life. To achieve change as quickly as possible we tailor treatment to meet your teenager’s individual needs using evidence-based therapies which include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Play Therapy, Attachment-based Interventions such as Circle of Security, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).
Emotional and behavioural issues facing adolescents:
• Behavioural problems such as aggression and impulsivity
• Emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, excessive anger, and sensitivity
• Interpersonal difficulties with peers and/or family members
• Lack of assertiveness
• Procrastination and Study Stress
• Attention and concentration difficulties
• Teasing and bullying
• School Refusal
• Adjustment to parent separation and divorce
• Sleeping problems
• Grief and bereavement