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Launch Therapy for Young People & Families

Launch Therapy is committed to helping young people and families find their path forward when challenges arise. 

At Launch Therapy, we understand that life is full of change. At times, this change can feel overwhelming or challenging. We look at the challenges from a unique lens by considering relationships, and the wider system around the person to find strengths and solutions. 

Your challenges are unique but you are not alone in your life experience. 

We aim to support young people and their families to function to their greatest potential and find their 'meaning'. We will help you set goals that are based on what is important for you, and use our extensive experience in many therapeutic techniques to help you achieve those goals. 

Why an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapy was founded within mental health settings. This evidence-based profession has a strong philosophy for supporting engagement in meaningful activities and 'occupations'. We know that through 'doing' we find healing and health.  This philosophy helps to focus on meaningful goals, using a range of specialised interventions.

Why a Family Therapist?

Systemic family therapists view concerns in the context of relationships within the family and wider system (school, community etc). By seeing the world with this lens, difficulties are not thought about as an individual problem, but something that is complex and has multiple angles

which we can work with.

What is Therapy?

Launching into change or something new may not be comfortable, however for positive change to occur we need to move through the challenges to find the path forward.

We like to view challenges as a transition towards your goal.

First session and beyond:

Before beginning the session, you will be asked to read and sign the consent form,  to ensure you understand the terms of our services, including confidentiality of the session and who may be contacted to help support the therapy process (for example other health professionals involved).

In our first meeting, we will get to know you, by gathering information to understand your strengths and your challenges. Then, we will set goals with you for the therapy process. You will also have the chance to ask any questions. 

Ongoing therapy sessions may look different for different needs and whilst there will be talking, we use activity to both support the therapeutic process and to build new skills for managing stress. Some examples may include mindfulness or relaxation, multi-sensory activities, play/games and art based activities. 

You will be asked to provide feedback regularly on how things are going for you and your family, to ensure we are providing the best possible interventions at the right time. 

Ending Therapy:

Sometimes after a period of professional support, it may be challenging to know when is the right time to launch off on your own. We will work with you and those around you to find when it looks and feels right to finish. If necessary, we will refer you on to other service providers to address other areas of need. 

For Young People & Families: About Therapy
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