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Pyschologist
in Town

Adolescent

Adolescence denotes that period of immense change for individuals as they navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescent Psychology recognises that this transition brings unique challenges in the context of neurobiological, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, physical and sexual development, that impact both the individual and those involved in their life. While it is important for teenagers to develop an identity and independence, they face growing pressure to be responsible and trustworthy. Additionally, they are grappling with academic pressures, emerging sexuality, exposure to drugs and alcohol, relationships with peers, and, now, the manifold complexities of internet- and social media use.

While adolescents can find vital support in their parents, we recognise that many struggle to communicate their personal issues to family members. This is when the more neutral, private environment of therapy can be preferable and help facilitate discussion of difficult issues. We work with individuals aged 14 and older who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety and panic, social integration, depression, bullying, personal identity and sexual development, emotion regulation, relationships, social media use, family conflict, self harm, poor self-esteem, bereavement and eating disorders.