Our services are based on psychodynamic psychotherapy, which is used to help you explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviour. Talking therapies involve talking to someone who is trained to help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you might be experiencing. All our therapies involve a number of appointments with the same therapist over a period of time.
The talking therapies we offer are specifically for young people. They are supportive, flexible, non-judgmental and confidential.
Our services are available for young people between the ages of 11 and 21. At our Centre, Laufer House, we help people aged 14 – 21, and in the outer community we help people from 11 – 18.
Most of the young people who see our therapists live in the London Borough of Brent, but sometimes young people from other boroughs will also be able to access our services. If you are coming to have family therapy at our Centre, your parents or carers and siblings will also be invited to come to your appointments. If you are unsure about whether you are able to access our services, please contact us to speak to a member of our team.
Our services can help young people with emotional difficulties or mental health difficulties. These could include low mood, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, anger or low self-esteem.
They can also help young people deal with difficult life experiences such as bereavement, bullying, relationship problems, issues at school or work, physical illness, pregnancy or abuse.
If something is worrying you then talking about it can usually help, and our therapists have helped many young people with different types of difficulties over the years.
Talking about your thoughts and feelings can help you deal with difficult times in your life. If you worry about something over and over in your mind it can make things worse. But talking about it can help you work out what is really troubling you, and explore what you can do about it.
Our services can help you work out where your negative feelings come from and why they are there. With this understanding you can decide what positive changes you can make, and take greater control over your life.
It is important to seek help when you are struggling, because problems that are left can get worse.
We provide services in a number of locations around the borough of Brent.
Our Centre is located in Brondesbury Park, where we provide the majority of our services. At the Centre you can access our Adolescent Exploratory Therapy, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy and Family Therapy and Parent Support services. To find out how to travel to the Centre, please visit our contact us page. The Centre is wheelchair accessible.
We also provide services to young people at the following places:
At each of these locations our therapists are available to offer help and support to young people. The type of help we offer varies in each location, and can include Adolescent Exploratory Therapy, Group Therapy, Sport & Thought and Parent Support.
We also offer professional support to the staff working in a number of these locations.
If you are a professional working in an organisation which could benefit from our services, you can find out more on our working in partnership page.
Download a leaflet about our services here.