Adolescence is a time of great change. In adolescence the child’s exploration and development in life runs parallel to emotional conflicts, anxiety and risk taking. This can be a particularly fraught and trying time for both adolescent and parent, where independence can be voraciously sought or defended against. Life Studio is a confidential and non-judgemental space for the young person to express, and explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences.


The bridge between child and adult is one we all have to cross. Working together offers stable and steady support to get you to the other side


Adolescents often feel they are alone in facing their problems. There is a concern that expressing their worries might be felt as a burden to family and friends. Life Studio provides an outside space for them to share their thoughts and support them in finding ways of understanding and coping with their difficulties. Life Studio works with the adolescent to enable them to build resources in managing and processing life’s difficulties, particularly with the pressures of examinations; changing family relationships; emotional conflicts; hormonal changes; and developing adult and romantic relationships.

At Life Studio we help parents and carers invest in the adolescence’s emotional and behavioural skill set. This time is about understanding and maintaining focus on building a solid foundation that supports future developments in academic studies, relationships, employment and adulthood.

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Experience & Specialisms

Addiction, Adoption issues, Anger Management, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Inhibiting Behavioural Patterns, Depression, Developmental Stagnation, Dissociation, Eating disorders, Exam stress, Family Dynamics, Future Focus & Goals, General Counselling & Therapy, Career, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life Changes & Transitions (leaving home, moving house, school, university), Loss (relationships, health, home), Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Stress, Self-harm, Substance misuse, Trauma, Negative Thinking Patterns, Withdrawal

Life Studio provides a confidential, non-judgemental and blame free atmosphere in which to help the adolescent. To book a 15 minute complimentary telephone consultation on how Life Studio can help you or your child call or text Sophie Barrett directly and in confidence on 07766 812 874 or email

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