Working with teenagers and young people
As well as working with adults, I also work extensively with young people and adolescents from the age of 15 years plus and I have a DBS certificate. Many young people are increasingly suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. Some adolescents and young people may use self-harm as a coping mechanism. It can often be very difficult for a young person or teenager to either identify their feelings or talk to their parents or family about these feelings. Many young people are afraid they will upset or make their loved ones become anxious,and so therapy offers them a place to express themselves freely and talk about their feelings without fear of recrimination or a sense of responsibility.