The transition from childhood into becoming a young adult can be a fraught one for many of our young people. At a time of personal upheaval with hormonal and bodily changes occurring they may also be faced with a number of other challenging issues including:
I have experience of working with young people both in a secondary school setting and in my private practice. Often I see young people for a shorter number of sessions than I would my adult clients: a brief therapy engagement – with space to share concerns and fears – is often enough to help a young person get back to managing their life more successfully.
For those clients under 16, I would expect to have some involvement with parents/carers whilst managing the issue of confidentiality and privacy for the young person.