Adolescence 13 - 18
Adolescence is a time of great change and challenge for most young people and can stir up difficulties from the past as well as the many present stresses of school, exams, friendship, and relationships. Sometimes support is needed from outside the young person’s network of parents, family and friends, as the young person grows towards independence.
For some teenagers this is also a time when more serious mental health difficulties emerge. Psychotherapy is a helpful treatment for depression and anxiety, particularly for young people with more complex situations where there may be a range of other factors such as family breakup, issues of illness or disability, or unresolved earlier difficulties.
Our therapists work with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. We all work with children on the autistic spectrum, children with ADHD and children with specific and global learning disabilities. (Go to ‘our therapists’ page to find a therapist in your area).
The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
The ACP is a professional body for psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapists in the UK.
The ACP is responsible for training and practice standards for its members and provides information to the public about child psychotherapy.