Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy
Adolescence is a period of great transition which often results in adolescents feeling a sense of unease, confusion and dis-connection as they try to navigate their place in the world. We engage with adolescents in order to help them develop effective coping strategies and develop their emotional resilience. Our team of adolescent psychotherapists are highly skilled and qualified in the field of adolescent psychotherapy and ensure adolescents are met with compassion, and given a safe, open, non-judgemental space to explore, process and figure out their concerns.
Adolescent Psychotherapy Process
We first begin by meeting with parents/cares to carry out a parental intake. This session is solely for parents/carers, the adolescent does not attend this session. During the parental intake session our therapist will explore with parents/carers their concerns for their adolescent and formulate a therapeutic plan. Once the parental intake session is completed an appointment will be made for the adolescent to commence their therapeutic process. Parents/carers are invited to attend a parental review session with their adolescents therapists approximately every 6/8 weeks in order to review the adolescents therapeutic process, discuss any parental/carer concerns and resource parents/carers in supporting their adolescent while engaged in therapy.
The counselling team at the Greenane Centre utilise an integrative, individualised and systemic approach when working therapeutically with adolescents. We believe that adolescent clients cannot heal in isolation, hence we place a strong value on parental involvement and commitment to our adolescent client’s healing process.
The Counselling Team at the Greenane Centre have expertise in supporting adolescents presenting with:
- Self-Harming Behaviours
- Suicidal Ideation
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Difficulties
- School Refusal
- Gender Identity Concerns
- Sexual Orientation Conflicts
- Trauma Histories