'Core Model' or 'Solo'

At Teen Counselling we support Young People by working with them, either through what we call the 'Core Model' or as a 'Solo'

The Core Model

Parents/carers attend one member of the counselling team for parental support sessions and the young person attends a different member of the counselling team for counselling/therapy sessions. Each piece of work although separate can inform and enhance the other. At times the counselling/therapy team comes together for a conjoint session whereby both counsellors/therapists and parents and young people meet together for a joint session. The way in which a family is supported is very individual and needs led.

Solo

Both the young person and the parents attend the same Therapist/counsellor, the young person for Therapy/counselling and parents for parental support sessions and reviews. The decision to support a family through the Core Model or as a Solo is made by both the intake team and by therapists/counsellors in the initial session. It will depend on the needs of the young person and the direction that the work is going to take. The regularity of sessions will be decided on between the counsellor/therapist and both the young person and parents and will be directed by the young persons’ needs.

Group Programmes

We also work with parents through the following group programmes

The Parent Plus Adolescent Programme

The Parents Plus Adolescent Programme was developed and evaluated by John Sharry and Carol Fitzpatrick at Parents Plus, Ireland. It is an evidence based parenting course that builds on parental capacity to enhance and improve communication and reduce conflict between young people and their parents. Using DVD role play scenarios and interviews with parents and young people parents are supported to expand their parental tool box and improve their relationship with their young person. Within the group context participants are able to share and learn from each other. This programme is run at different times of the year. Please refer to our Training & Events page for dates that this programme is being run

Non-Violent Resistance Programme (NVR)

The Non-Violent Resistance Programme is a group /individual programme to support parents to parent their young person who is displaying aggressive, violent, controlling or risk taking behaviour. This programme is run at different times of the year. Please refer to our Training & Events page for dates that this programme is being run.

Because of the demand, there will always be a waiting list for service. However, we would like to support worried parents in every way we can.
We now provide a drop in service where parents can have a face to face talk with a counsellor. Just call our number and ask for an appointment