Online Adolescent Counselling

BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Talks at Google, Published on Mar 27, 2014 

Dr. Dan Siegel shares his research findings and dispels the negative myths of adolescence prevalent in the media. He also reveals how crucial brain development between ages 12 and 24 prepares young people to thrive as interdependent adults.

 

Dr. Siegel’s insights teach parents how to work together with their teens to enhance self-awareness, support family connections, and reduce vulnerability to risks. Learn how to foster a climate of kindness, compassion, and resilience in your family and community.

Therapy helps adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behaviour. In therapy the adolescent has an opportunity to work towards a better understanding of themselves, their relationships, and their established patterns of behaviour. The aim of therapy is to try to bring about positive change.

 

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Behavioural dificulties

  • Depression, low mood

  • Identity questions/confusion 

  • Restlessness 

  • Bereavement

  • Trauma 

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Transition from primary to secondary school

  • Bullying

  • Parental separation or mental health difficulties

  • Adoption & Fostering

Therapy helps adolescents with: 

How does Teen Counselling work?

I always meet with the parent/s or guardian/s for an initial intake session before seeing the adolescent. The initial intake session is vital for the therapist in order to gather information about the child. Moreover, it allows you (parents) to speak about your concerns in detail. It also provides you with the opportunity to ask as many questions as you wish about the specific therapy modality, my professional background and other treatment options. 

After the parent meeting I usually see the teenager for 4 initial intake sessions to get to know him/her and to gain a preliminary understanding of the presenting problem. Following this initial intake period I again meet with the parents to give feedback and to discuss my recommendations.

The work with adolescents is more similar to adult forms of therapy in that it involves mostly talking and thinking together about difficulties. However, greater flexibility is required when working with young people. So any medium of expression that the adolescent uses or relates to, such as music, television, film, books, sport etc. can be used in the process of therapy. Teenagers receive emotional support, work on resolving conflicts with people, begin to understand feelings and problems, and try out new solutions to old problems. Goals for therapy may be specific (change in behavior, improved relationships with friends or family), or more general (less anxiety, better self-esteem). The length of therapy depends on the complexity and severity of the presenting problem.

Parents, you will be offered regular meetings with myself to discuss the progress your child is making, as well as all the ongoing concerns and worries you may have while your child is in treatment.

A therapy session is 50 minutes long. The fee is 90 Euros (incl. VAT).  

Video Call therapy sessions are 80 Euros (inlcl. Vat). Sliding Scale.....

Payment is made via the SumUp invoice system.

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Counselling & Psychotherapy is governed by a strict professional Code of Ethics click here and is respectful of all cultures, sexual orientations and beliefs.

FAQ's



Please feel free to ask my any question you may have or make an appointment. 

About Ines

Ines Muller is an accredited Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist. She has been working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their parents/guardians for over 12 years. Ines worked and trained in different clinical settings such as: 

 

  • Adolescent Psychiatry, day hospital, St. Vincent's University Hospital Fairview

  • Dublin based DEIS Schools with children living in socioeconomic deprived areas

  • The CARI Foundation with survivors of child sexual abuse (C.S.A.)

  • Barnardos Post Adoption Service with adopted people

  • Teen Between (Relationship Ireland)

  • Private Practice.

 

She lectures on the MSc in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Skills at PCI. Nessa also is a Guest Lecturer on the MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy at UCD and the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Strand).  

Ines was an active committee member of the Irish Forum for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy(IFCAPP) from 2013-2019 and represented IFCAPP on the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.  

For more information with regards to her academic background and qualifications please click here.

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Ines Muller, MSc, MA, MIFCAPP, MICP

Child & Adolescent Therapy Dublin

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