Adolescence can be a difficult time of life. Young people are faced with significant challenges, as well as opportunities for growth. Adolescents go through a complex process of negotiating changes to their sense of self, as well as changes in their relationships with their families and friends. Crises in adolescence may be temporary and often naturally resolve after a period of gradual re-adjustment. Equally, however, difficulties in adolescence can become entrenched and highly complex and can put a lot of strain on the young person and their family. Our adolescent psychotherapy service aims to provide a trusted and confidential space for young people who struggle and who may be at risk of developing more long-term difficulties.


Psychotherapy with adolescents can involve both talking and creative activities. It aims to establish a therapeutic space within which the young person can express and understand the painful emotional states underlying their often impulsive and unpredictable behaviours.  This space for thinking can help a young person to find ways to form more satisfying relationships, and to get back onto a healthier and more satisfying developmental trajectory.


We work with young people up to the age of 25.  Young people or their parents may consult us with a range of difficulties including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-harm

  • School refusal

  • Gender-related difficulties

  • Developmental disorders

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings


Flavia Ansaldo, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Victoria Hayward, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Maria Papadima, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Ben Stambler, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Alex Volovisky, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Locations in Northwest London, Southeast London and Finchley.

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