People often choose to have therapy because they are experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives.Therapy can help with many problems - from coping with traumatic experiences and events, to dealing with depression and anxiety or managing difficult emotions and behaviours.

Having therapy doesn't mean that you are not coping, or that you are weak. Counselling and psychotherapy is a little like having physiotherapy for your feelings. 

But you don't have to be in crisis to have therapy, many people have therapy for personal development or to talk things over with someone who will listen.

In particular the transitional teenage years can be particularly difficult and for young people it can be really important to have a place to talk with someone who can understand and help. And when younger children are going through a difficult time, working with a therapist who has an understanding of children's behaviour, child psychology, specialist parenting, who works creatively with art and play can make a real difference.