Why see a Psychologist?
Pre-teens and Teenagers
This stage of development can be difficult for young people and their families. It is a time of significant emotional and physical change and can bring with it a range of challenges that may start to impact the happiness and wellbeing of the young person and those around them. Often, the troubles are noticed in the young person’s ability to cope with friendships, social situations, school work or self-care. They may withdraw from sporting commitments or leisure activities and stop attending things they enjoy. Their mood may change and you might see anger outbursts or excessive crying.
At all times the wellbeing of the young person is paramount and the Psychologist will work individually and, where necessary, provide parent and family support.
There can be times when we face various challenges in our lives. We all want to lead a happy and fulfilled life but sometimes we find ourselves stuck and unable to move forward in the way we want. This is where the guidance and support of a Psychologist can help you to develop insight and learn strategies and coping mechanisms for positive change. The approach taken by the Psychologist is a positive and practical one based in sound research. Our Psychologist seeks to provide a warm and accepting environment in which to improve the quality of your life. Because we are all individuals, the process of therapy progresses individually and is tailored to your needs.
Times of significant change include, but not limited to: leaving school and starting work or university, becoming a mum or dad, getting married, separation and divorce, relocating, losing a loved one (including pets), children leaving home, times of transition and health issues/concerns.