Alastair Coomes Therapy


Teenager psychotherapy

If you have a teenager who is showing typical signs of adolescent psychological problems, then I could help

Does your teenage son or daughter struggle ? Do they suffer from stress and anxiety because of constant assessments and exams? Seem addicted to social media or gaming? Have been affected by bullying? Marital break-up? Bereavement? If you suffered as a teenager, can you imagine how helpful speaking to a trained professional might have been?

Research shows that about half of the major mental health issues develop in the teenage years2. I believe that these issues are a bit like a parking ticket. If ignored they get worse and more costly. If brushed under the carpet they can develop into more pronounced long-term issues. Resulting in depression, stress-related conditions, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and relational difficulties.

When counselling teenagers I use all the same principles of adult therapy with a relational/systemic approach which offers confidentiality within the context of the family dynamics, affording a collaborative approach with parents/guardians with negotiated regular updates.

If you have a teenager who is showing some of these typical signs of adolescent psychological problems, then I could help:

  • Difficulty in coping with daily life/ extended period of depression and lethargy
  • Excessive worrying
  • Noticeable changes in eating
  • Disturbed sleeping patterns
  • References to suicide or self-harm
  • Apparent changes in personality
  • Drug/alcohol misuse
  • Pronounced demonstrations of aggression

I am a highly qualified and skilled practitioner. I have over 25 years’ experience working with teenagers overcome their difficulties, have specialist supervision and an enhanced DBS check. 

My non-judgemental approach allows teenagers the freedom to express themselves and explore any issue in a safe environment. I believe that this develops their awareness and confidence.

I can help them discover ways in overcoming their difficulties and cope in healthier ways. 


Call today for a confidential free 15-minute consultation to see how I can help your teenager.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to therapy, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07971020804 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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2. Jones, P. (2013). Adult mental health disorders and their age at onset. British Journal of Psychiatry, 202(S54), S5-S10. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.112.119164