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Therapy for Children & Adolescents

Childhood and adolescence is a period of change. Many children and teenagers may face problems that influence how they feel, act and learn.

 

Therapy can help them to work through challenging and confusing feelings in a safe setting. The aim is to provide children and adolescents with tools for going forward by teaching them to talk about their feelings and build emotional resilience.

It can also help to identify learning difficulties and developmental issues.

 

Importance of Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Types of Issues Therapy Can Help With

Children and adolescents respond differently to life events, which can impact their mental health: 

  • Problems at home such as a change in family dynamic (a separation, a new sibling)

  • Problems at school (including bullying)

They can help with feelings like:

  • Sadness

  • Anger

  • Stress 

  • Low self-esteem

They can help with conditions such as: 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia

  • Eating Disorders

  • Self-harm

  • Disruptive behaviour disorder