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Here are the resources we found for counselling for young people:
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Family Therapy – An Animated Introduction
(Featured resource)A short animated film explaining Family Therapy and its benefits, made by young people using the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
How to Prepare for your First Therapy or Counselling Session
Attending your first therapy or counselling session can feel daunting – in this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith talks about what to expect from your first session, and how to get the most out of your first and subsequent sessions.
Don’t Bother Going to Therapy if…
In this short video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith gives some examples of when you shouldn’t both going to therapy, and why you should. If you don’t want things to change in your life and you’re not prepared to work hard, you are unlikely to get a lot from therapy at this stage.
5 Signs that you need Therapy!
Ever wonder how bad you have to feel in order to reach out for therapy? In this video, Kati Morton discusses 5 signs that you might want to start going to therapy. Anyone can benefit from going into therapy at any time in their life but these signs might be a indication that you would benefit from going to therapy.
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The Mix offer telephone counselling services for young people. If you are 25 or under, and living in the UK, you can access short-term help for your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy which aims to teach you coping strategies for dealing with difficult situations. It does this through focussing on you thoughts, beliefs and attitudes towards life.
Complementary and Alternative Therapy
Complementary and alternative therapies are therapies that can be used as alternatives to conventional western medicines. Complementary therapies can be used to complement a western medicine program. An alternative therapy is a complete program of therapy that is an alternative to traditionally western medicines.
Art therapies are creative therapies that involve using the arts in a therapeutic environment with a trained therapist. These include; dance movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and visual art therapy. The aim of these therapies isn’t to produce amazing art, but to use what you create to understand yourself better.