Teen Counselling in Wells

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Elaine Hutchinson
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
The therapy and counselling I provide is totally client-led, with very few boundaries; your child or teen can share their world however they would like & talk (or not) as the mood takes them.
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-18 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
01749 605317
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Wells BA5
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Linda Shattock
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have worked for 29 years as a clinical psychologist in community Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS), the last 20 years in Somerset CAMHS offering evidence-based psychological therapy. I have gained additional therapeutic skills and training by becoming an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 10 years ago. I have a wealth of experience assessing and working therapeutically with children and young people and their families presenting with a range of clinical presentations, e.g., emotional difficulties, anxiety and low mood. I am part of a team qualified to do autism assessments and I offer these for under 18s.
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Nicola Harrison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified
Verified
Nicola’s approach is practical and solutions-focused, and she works to enable people to feel better and move on with their lives as quickly as possible. Before becoming a psychotherapist, Nicola worked extensively for the United Nations on the refugee crisis in the Middle East. She is well practiced at supporting people in challenging situations and she is committed to increasing resilience and confidence in clients, whatever their circumstances.
01454 809868
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Wells BA5
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Alex Evans - Resilient Nation
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all desire meaningfulness in our lives and we usually seek out the healing of therapy at times when life may feel challenging, difficult, directionless or overwhelming in some way. Life contains setbacks and suffering which can feel painful and we may develop strategies to avoid and bypass such feelings. The process of therapy is to gently explore in the present the way we feel about ourselves and our lives and to bring embodied awareness to what obscures the inherent wholeness at our core.
01749 608327
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Wells BA5
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Dr Lorna Stewart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced dual-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, spending 28 years working in the NHS and private settings, working organisationally with executive and senior teams, and clinically with children, young people, adults and colleagues in the NHS. I have worked with people with trauma, acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, and mental health difficulties (such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, phobias). I have also worked in independent practice for the past 15 years offering psychological assessment, psychological therapy and medico legal assessments for Court.
01749 608294
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Wells BA5
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Life Beyond Anxiety
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, welcome, you may be here because you're struggling at the moment, and maybe you experienced some hardships in the past, but would like to change how things are for you, and build a better life now. Counselling may last 4 - 6 sessions or longer and is helpful for anyone who is suffering with anything from moderate anxiety to severe distress. Whether what you're going through at the moment is a new situation, or you've felt this way for a long time, talking can help you to resolve how you would like to make positive changes so that you can cope better and feel happier overall. Everyone needs extra support sometimes, including you.
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Samantha Swallow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I work with children, adolescents and adults. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
01749 608308
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Wells BA5
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Duncan Moss
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I work with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD, BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
07815 563832
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Wells BA5
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Joyce Howitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
01934 440629
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Wells BA5
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Julie Page
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Julie, and I am passionate about working with people who have experienced abuse or trauma, whether it be sexual, physical or emotional. When we experience trauma we lose part of who we truly are because of the after effects, such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation (when we feel distanced from our emotions or ‘spaced out’, as if we’re living on autopilot). I love helping people rediscover who they really are by creating an environment in which they feel safe and completely accepted. I don't analyse you but with careful listening will know what we need to work on.
01458 555909
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Valley Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
My name is Dr. Rosie Powling; I'm a Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience studying and working in the field of Psychology. I offer therapy individualised for you, based on a collaborative understanding of your difficulties, and tailored around your hopes and goals for therapy. We will make sense of your situation, which will enable us to find ways to work together to support you to feel more calm, confident and in control of your wellbeing. Ultimately, my aim is to empower you to be your own therapist so you no longer need to see me and can live a life meaningful for you.
01761 258238
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The Rose May Practice - Sarah Davies
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in EMDR Trauma therapy. I am an accredited member of the NCS, CYPT & EMDRIA register. I currently work internationally online operating from a range of modalities including IFS (informed) in an integrative approach.
0117 463 3666
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Avon CBT & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ACC Reg
Verified
Verified
I offer CBT and Relationship (Couples) Counselling to individuals and couples, delivered with a calm and compassionate focus. My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of helping people in difficult and often stressful situations. I have worked operationally in the NHS, the Emergency Services, the RNLI and the Armed Forces, as well as teaching in schools and educational establishments. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide an accepting and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I can provide counselling both face to face and online.
0117 463 0084
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Helen Inman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My clients are at the heart of every session, creating a welcoming, safe and relaxed atmosphere where communication can flow freely and openly. The most important thing is that you are comfortable, at ease and feel able to talk. I aim to help you see your challenges more clearly and to face the problems with less anxiety and tension. It can be an opportunity to think and speak your truth without fear of judgement. I am trained to incorporate techniques associated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Guided Visualisation, Psycho-dynamic Therapy and Transactional Analysis amongst others into my work.
01458 552341
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Sapling CBT (cbt, emdr, btti for tics)
MSc
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a specialist Child and Adolescent CBT, EMDR and BTTI therapist. My background is in Educational Psychology and Attachment Therapy with 17 years experience supporting families. We will work together to build a bespoke treatment plan, I believe we all have the potential for positive wellbeing, I will work with you to uncover what this means to you. I aim to work in the environment that you feel most comfortable in, this can be your school or in clinic. Weekly clinic held in the Chew Valley, Bath and Bristol. I look forward to coming alongside you on your therapeutic journey.
0117 325 4798
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Bristol BS39
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Shaun Gray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Additional specialised experience includes: CRUSE bereavement counsellor, CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), and SCHOOL COUNSELLOR.
I offer therapy and supervision that starts with what you bring; making no assumptions, listening with empathy and working with you towards growth and change. The client-therapist relationship is vital, as we need to trust each other in order to work together effectively (getting the right therapist for you is more important than gaining a client for me). I offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc sessions. Please EMAIL/TEXT as I cannot answer the phone when with clients and I don’t want to miss your call. Jan 2023 - I currently have no evening, after 6pm, sessions available
01934 314467
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Wrington BS40
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Lara Just
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
020 3879 4156
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Cheddar BS27
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Peter Waters
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Have you noticed patterns of behaviour in yourself and others that are preventing you from achieving your goals and living your life to the full? Do feelings of anxiety or panic hold you back from performing everyday tasks?
01225 435176
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Radstock BA3
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Tony Humphreys
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
It can be difficult to know where to start when feeling depressed or anxious. ​ I appreciate that many people become a little anxious at the prospect of an intense atmosphere in a counselling room. Thats not how I work though. My first aim is to help you relax. To see that yes, it is a 'safe and confidential environment for you to talk about anything that you want'. But there's no need for it to be a heavy and intense atmosphere either. I believe we can be practical, pragmatic and make some real changes without sacrificing empathy or compassion. I have over 20 years experience.
01749 601178
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Shepton Mallet BA4
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Dr James Kiff
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
When we feel stuck, experience difficult emotions, or the challenges we have are distressing, finding a space to work through and move beyond what has led you to experience those difficulties can feel overwhelming in itself. By working together we look to create that space where you can explore to address your difficulties and make sense of the distress, while supporting you to feel confident to successfully move beyond them.
01373 482303
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Warminster BA4
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Teen Counsellors

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.