Child and Adolescent Therapy

 

CBT for children and adolescents can focus on these key areas:

 

The core components within CBT for children, adolescents and families can involve:

Emotional education

Behavioural relaxation

Cognitive restructuring

Imagine In-vivo exposure

Modelling and rewards

Behavioural parent intervention when working with children and families.

 

CBT for children and adolescents can help with a range of difficulties:

Anxiety

Low-mood

Depression

Self-esteem and confidence Stress

OCD Phobias

Panic attacks

Anger

Friendship and social difficulties 

Session information

Often you will come to your first session with your family, to meet me to ensure that CBT is the right therapy for you. I will tend to meet the parents (if you are under 16) before your first appointment as this helps with gathering information related to your history and symptoms, to ensure I know how best to help you. Parents are often involved so that they can help and support you in your treatment. Whether this be with your therapy tasks or when you could just be struggling at school or home and need that support. This is something that you decide around what helps and supports you best.  

On our first meeting, we will spend time to understand if CBT is right for you. It is important to make sure that you feel comfortable and happy before the therapy goes ahead.

Sessions can last from 50 minutes to 1 hour. Parents can attend at the beginning and the end of session, depending on your age and treatment. Sessions will start on a weekly basis and will become less frequent following your progress and you learning to practise and implement the strategies you have learnt independently.  

If you are under the age of 16 I would need a parent to attended the first session, to consent to your attendance of therapy.

 

If you have any further questions or would like to arrange an appointment, please get in touch.

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