1st session:

This is best done without the young person present in order for parents/carers to say how they see the problem. Lots of background information will be collected here to build as full a picture as possible as to the nature of the problem and how it is impacting on the family/school etc.

2nd session:

This is carried out with the young person present without parents/carers unless the young person requests them to be present.

Subsequent sessions:

Working on the issues highlighted. There may be a combination of individual sessions with the young person and joint sessions with significant others depending on what comes up.

All sessions are confidential however the young person will be made aware that if their safety is at risk then it will be broken with their knowledge.