Tools For Teens -
Understanding The Teenage Brain

The information every parent needs to support their child through their teenage years

12th - 16th July 2021

5 day self paced online programme – £40

I am a Solution Focused Therapist, who supports adults and teenagers understand how their mind affects their mood, specialising in teenage mental health.

I offer tools and strategies using my 20 years experience working with children and their families through one to one sessions and online courses.

Hi, I’m Clare and welcome to Creating Calm.

I guess you’ve found your way here because you, or someone you care about is struggling with anxiety.  Firstly, I want you to know that you’re in the right place. I know that when you, or your teenager are overwhelmed with these feelings, thoughts and fears, believing that you can overcome them or break free from them seems impossible, but I want you to know that there is a way.

I could tell you all about the training I have been through or the qualifications I have, but what you really want to know is if it is possible to live in a world without anxiety taking over, and it is. I help adults and teenagers learn to understand how their mind affects their mood and the tools and strategies to reduce anxious feelings, stress levels and low mood, increasing confidence, motivation and feelings of calm.

Support For Parents

I’ve been working with anxiety clients for a long time and I know that your anxiety can feel like it’s taken over and as if you’ll never be free from it. I want to work with you to change all that, improve confidence, self esteem and ability to manage all the changes which can happen in everyday life.

Support for Teenagers

I can work with just you, just your teenager or both of you together, whichever you feel works best. My sessions with you are an hour long and designed to introduce some long lasting tools and techniques to address the issues which you or your teen may be facing so they can be applied in everyday life.


If you’re looking for help with something that isn’t anxiety, but you’re wondering if hypnotherapy can help you, then I may be able to help and offer guidance on ways to deal with these concerns through this therapy.

Online Courses

My aim is to make my tools and techniques as accessible as possible to as many people as I can. I have developed some short, manageable online programs to introduce you to an understanding of the brain, both teenager and adult and how it can impact on our mood and behaviour

My Story

Hi, my name is Clare Cogan, I am the founder of ‘Creating Calm’, living in Marlow

I am a Teenage Mental Health specialist, supporting parents and teens with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, motivation, self confidence and self esteem.

I am a wife, mother, chief cook and bottle washer as well as having run my own business for the past 14 years.

The reason I do what I do? Because most of my life I have suffered to some degree or another with anxieties. Worries about what is going on in my life right now, concerns about the future.

My Blog

I often try to share useful insights and educational tit-bits from the world of therapy. Whether it is understanding your feelings, or those of your child, or guidance on how you might cope yourself with the challenges you are facing, there are a wide range of articles here for you to explore.