Young Man in Therapy

About 

After working as a psychotherapist for over fifteen years I have increasingly been asked to see children and young adults and seen an increase in children’s mental health issues. I do not think this is a new development because I believe historically this has always existed.  What has changed is the importance we now place on being mentally healthy and also the environment our children have to navigate. 

 

We have an unrealistic expectation of believing our children will just manage or learn to navigate this new environment without the right kind of help from us.  We are all trying to help our children and young adults the best way we see fit but are we giving them the right or appropriate help? Households and educational settings, unfortunately – in the main – do not come with psychotherapists or counsellors on tap!

 

Some people are cautious of this, do we need psychotherapists and counsellors in schools? Yes, we do because just like maths, mental health needs to be taught by trained, qualified professionals.  Professionals who can teach children to tap into their thoughts, feelings and behaviours when they become self-defeating and start to impact their lives negatively.  Once they learn how to do this we can work collaboratively, help change these faulty beliefs so young people can learn how to stop mental health problems obstructing them from achieving their goals.

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I have believed passionately for many years that therapeutic models should be taught in schools by trained, qualified and accredited psychotherapists and counsellors who can teach young people how to deal with all of the following and more...

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Body Dysmorphia

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Addiction

  • Self Harm

  • Panic disorder

  • Health Anxiety

  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)

  • Panic Attacks

  • Bullying

  • Bipolar

  • Bereavement

  • Family Therapy

  • Other Issues 

To name but a few, we also help with ADHD, Autism, and Aspergers.

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Some of what we cover...

OCD, self harm, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder, addiction, depression, anxiety, bullying issues, personality disorder, bipolar, conflict resolution, aspergers, ADHD, autism, eating disorders and many more areas.

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