Young Adults (18 - 25)
Modern life creates challenges for young adults, not least moving away from home and parents into independence. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy tries to understand why we behave in the way we do and why we can’t stop. It recognises that we are deeply affected by our experiences but also the way we manage those experiences.
Some ways of managing can be very destructive and can get in the way of us achieving what we are capable of or making satisfying and lasting relationships. It is very important to make sense of who we are and how we manage ourselves and our emotions in order to enable us to be able to develop different and more constructive patterns.
We are able to help with a wide range of emotional and other problems, for example
Low mood and depression
Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
Self-harm, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts
Low confidence or self esteem
Underachieving at college/work
Eating problems and disorders
Making and keeping friends
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.