Eve Ashley



Psychotherapy with adolescents

Psychotherapy with adolescents usually happens with more separation from the parents, as adolescence is a time of transition into adulthood and independence, so initial meetings are often with the young person and parents, or sometimes without the parents at all.



A confidential approach is employed, with the proviso that any serious concerns for the safety and well being of the young person would be discussed with them, and then contact with a responsible adult in the young person’s life would be sought in order to keep them safe.


Examples of problems in children and adolescents successfully treated with psychotherapy include:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger and self harm
  • Some substance misuse issues
  • Some eating disorder issues
  • Mutism
  • Gender identity difficulties
  • Communication problems such as ASD
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Coming to terms with traumatic events
  • Bereavements