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.
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.
Therapy helps adolescents with:
Depression, low mood
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Transition from primary to secondary school
Parental separation or mental health difficulties
Adoption & Fostering
A therapy session is 50 minutes long. The fee is 90 Euros (incl. Vat). Video Call therapy sessions with the adolescent are 50min and the fee is 85 Euros (incl. Vat).
A parent intake meeting is 50 minutes and the fee is 90 Euros (incl. Vat).
Payments are made via the SumUp invoice system before the session. You will receive an PDF Invoice with a payment link.
Counselling & Psychotherapy is governed by a strict professional Code of Ethics click here and is respectful of all ethnic groups, sexual orientations, gender identity and beliefs.
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 with the parents is vital for the therapist in order to gather information about the child. Moreover, it allows you (parents) to speak freely 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. Parents are an integral part of the of the therapy process.
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 with the adolescent I again meet with the parents to give detailed 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 with the adolescent are 85 Euros (inlcl. Vat).
A video call parent intake meeting is 90 minutes and the fee is 95 Euros (incl. Vat).
Payment is made via the SumUp invoice system.
For more information about Online Counselling click here