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Psychotherapy for Adolescents


Adolescents are seen for individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy for a wide range of difficulties including:


  • problems with peer and family relationships (including foster/adoptive families)

  • difficulties achieving at school (including school refusal/truancy)

  • challenging, violent and risk taking behaviours

  • insecurity and lack of self-esteem

  • developmental disorders e.g. Autism, ADHD

  • eating disorders

  • somatisation disorders

  • self-harm

  • depression

  • suicidality

  • anxiety

  • issues relating to sexuality

  • gender identity issues

  • emotional distress as a result of trauma and/or abuse


Individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy may be short or long term depending on the level of emotional difficulty. Parents will be offered termly parent review meetings. Both parents and the young person may benefit from parent work alongside their adolescent's psychotherapy. 

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Psychotherapy for Young People


Individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy can benefit young people (aged 18 to 25) who are struggling emotionally to find their way in life.


Psychoanalytic psychotherapy provides an opportunity to process thoughts and feelings which may be hindering achievement and progress academically and professionally, as well as explore blocks to establishing fulfilling relationships with others. 

For young people seeking individual therapy for themselves, we would have an initial assessment meeting, followed by 3 individual psychotherapy sessions. During the third psychotherapy session, we would decide together whether continuing with ongoing weekly sessions would be helpful. 

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Mind Garden Therapy

56 London Street

07397 143879

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