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Private Therapy for Teens & Adolescents

Find the support your teenager needs

It's incredibly hard raising teenagers in today's world - they're facing a wide range of challenges you likely didn't face in your adolescence.

 

Today's teens are growing up in a digitalised and ever-evolving world - with social media and constant communication at their fingertips - as well as having higher expectations for their futures and endless challenges coming their way.

As a parent, it can be almost impossible to know if your teen's struggles could be linked to a mental health problem or whether their reactions are normal, considering the stresses and strains they're learning to navigate. We'll help guide you as to whether they might benefit from additional support.

Adolescents have always been at the core of our work at Vitus Wellbeing.

 

Our Founder, Carly, has a long history of working with adolescents in the public and private sectors and has hired a team of expert adolescent psychotherapists to allow us to reach more teens in need. Every practitioner on our team is highly qualified and hugely experienced as well as being warm, compassionate, professional and easy to talk to. We've got the skills and expertise needed to support your child and your wider family.

We appreciate just how worried you might be about your teen. With a significant rise in teenagers turning to self-harm, disordered eating, hair-pulling and suicidal thoughts in their attempts to cope, it can be pretty terrifying to be a parent. 

 

Every teenager is unique. After meeting with your teen, and potentially speaking with you too, we'll suggest a therapeutic plan that we believe will be the most effective going forward.

Our experts aim to understand the root cause of a teen's problems; learning what it's like to be them and to see the world through their eyes. By doing this, we can help create long-lasting change in their mindset and behaviour, and build resilient adults for the future. We aim to soothe the underlying causes of their struggles, not just searching for a quick fix.

We use elements from psychodynamic, humanistic and existential theories, while integrating teachings and techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness and Relaxation Strategies to best suite your child.

With identification and diagnosis rates vastly improving for difficulties such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Behaviour and Processing Disorders in children and adolescents, our team of specialists are well-equipped to help.

 

We have a detailed understanding of each disorder, as well as the expertise required to advise how best to adjust and cope with day-to-day life (if required). 

Adolescents develop at different speeds and each have their own characters, so we adapt our work to best suit them. Our adolescent psychotherapists are trained to help teens identify and understand their feelings, even if they're not comfortable speaking openly in their initial sessions. They may do this through playing games, using art materials, acting or talking about events and experiences. We'll move at a pace that feels right for them, ensuring your teen doesn't feel overwhelmed or pushed too hard too soon.

Through our work with adolescents, we're delighted to offer a safe-space for your teen to feel heard and supported. We help them to use their voice in a calm and effective way. 

Parenting is far from easy. By reading this page, it's clear how much you care for your child and how challenging it can be for you when they're struggling - that's why we're here to support you, too.

Adolescent psychotherapists work with largely with individual teens but we offer parent support sessions, too. It's impossible for a parent to be equipped with the skills to handle every single challenge and situation they will face in their parenting lives. From our founder, Carly's, own experience of working with children and families, she saw how great the need was for more support for parents. As such, she took on the task of finding an excellent parent coach, who could complement her clinic's existing work with teenagers.

To read more about our specialist coach, view Kim's profile here.

To read more about our expert therapists that work with adolescents, visit their profiles.

If you'd like to know more about how therapy at Vitus Wellbeing could help your teen,

or you'd like to book your first session,

Contact Us

To read answers to our frequently asked questions, visit our FAQs

(selecting 'Therapy for Teens' at the top of the page)

Our adolescent therapy sessions help teens to understand and manage their emotions while learning the skills to communicate calmly and effectively with others

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