Therapy with Adolescents
Psychotherapy with adolescents involves the therapist approaching the various issues through communicating with the teenager directly or through a more creative approach. Difficulties affecting the adolescent may include:
- Exam/school stress
- Peer pressure/relationships
- Low Self-esteem
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse
- Identity issues
- Difficulties relating to parents
- Divorce & step families
- Physical or sexual abuse, etc.
Consultations with adolescents are confidential and information is only shared with parents if there is a risk, or if deemed beneficial for a healthy outcome. Parents are however, involved in the process and given feedback. The adolescent client always remains part of the process.