Adolescence is one of the most challenging times in human development. It is a time of enormous change from childhood to adulthood with transitions that occur on all levels – biologically, psychologically, socially and cognitively.
Early resilience is tested during this time of development, and for some young people navigating through this period can make life feel more challenging.
This is a difficult time for many young people, but when combined with other significant risk factors, stresses and conflicts, it can deeply affect the way a young person feels about themselves and their life in significant ways. Sometimes young people avoid asking for help as they feel under pressure to appear ‘strong’.
Parents may be concerned about a range of issues affecting their child, which may be impacting their everyday level of functioning and emotional wellbeing.
You will need to contact us to book an initial consultation where we can meet to discuss your concerns, and the best course of action in how to move forward in supporting your child.
Our work with all our clients is confidential, which means everything that is discussed in the sessions stays between a young person and therapist. However, we have a responsibility to inform a parent, or an adult who protects children if we have any safety concerns.