'It is a happy talent to know how to play.' Ralph Waldo Emerson
The service is aimed at supporting young people individually at a time when many struggle with a variety of concerns including how they think and feel about the challenges of teenage years. Problems may arise with friends, family or school and college. Feeling anxious, sad, confused or scared are common and it can be difficult to talk. Counselling can help by offering support and a confidential space explore these concerns (unless there is disclose that personal safety is at risk). Therapy is time limited to 4 months reflecting the reality that young people's lives move fast and concerns need to be addressed quickly and effectively. Longer term working can be, of course, discussed with the clinical team.
Please be aware that we are not an alternative service for those young people needing psychiatric intervention or who have more complex concerns such as autism.
Specialist therapists experienced in working with young people on a range of issues (specific to that age group) which may include: Anxiety; self-harm; depression; bullying (physical and cyber); identity; sexuality and gender; abuse (sexual, emotional, physical); eating disorders; transitions; anger and violence; trauma; BAME; disability (learning, physical).
The service runs up to 8.00 pm on weekdays and on Saturdays until 3.00pm.
To find out more, please Contact the Clinic and we will arrange an initial interview with one of our assessors. This is an information gathering session requiring completion of a shorter online form specific to young people. See Initial interview
We understand that parents can feel very anxious about the process of therapy for their child or teenager and have included the following link Parent's Information . Please note that as we regard working with young people to be a specialist service, needing both an understanding of adolescent issues and safeguarding principles, then we are unable to offer therapy at a reduced rate with a trainee.
People aged 18 and over are able to access our full range of adult services.