Confide Counselling offers one to one adolescent counselling to young people aged 12 - 17 years of age in Dublin and Kildare.
Benefits of Adolescent Psychotherapy
A recent national survey was conducted in Ireland that revealed one in three young people experienced mental health difficulties. (Headstrong and UCD School of Psychology, 2012).
The report shows some key findings around excessive drinking, financial stress, and how many young people are not seeking help. It also links not talking about problems with suicidal behaviour. Correspondingly, the findings show how young people associate talking about problems with feeling better and improved mental health.
For many adults with mental disorders, symptoms were present during adolescence but were not recognised or else went untreated. We believe that for a young person suffering from mental health issues, the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it will be. Through our adolescent counselling service, it is our aim to introduce our adolescent clients to healthy coping skills. As a result, severe and long lasting problems in adulthood can be prevented. Furthermore, our clients finish therapy with life skills that they can continue to use throughout adulthood