You don’t have to have ‘a problem’ to come to see me. Sometimes the ‘problem’ is adolescence!
School days aren’t always the best days of your life. Times are different and this is about your experience of being an adolescent.
Being a teenager can be fraught with expectation and an overwhelming array of choices. Life is all about the NOW and the generation gap between parents and children is increasing at alarming speed with the growth of the internet and social media.
For parents, where do you begin? Often we are too emotionally involved to support our children objectively and counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for your child to talk. Some parents prefer to come to see me 1:1 to give themselves some space to talk about how they feel about their child’s issues. I can also offer you some insights to help support you with issues your child may be experiencing. Read more here…
Learn how to feel better about your feelings…
Imagine yourself as a teenager in today’s fast-paced world; you may be a teenager reading this looking for some support. Growing up is hard enough to navigate without the ever increasing expectations from our family, peer groups, social media, education.
Trouble is, young people aren’t always given the time and space to develop the life skills they need to make the decisions that are demanded of them. In the struggle to keep up, many teenagers develop limiting and self harming behaviours and have a very low sense of self esteem and confidence.
Without the right help, these can result in the young person carrying the same unhelpful patterns of behaving, thinking and feeling in to adulthood. It doesn’t have to be that way.
I am an experienced therapist working privately and directly with schools to help young people with issues such as:
- Self harm, self injury and limiting behaviours
- Anger and rebellion
- Depression and low mood
- Stress and anxiety
- Stuckness – fear of growing up
- Panic attacks
- Power struggles with others
- Self esteem and identity
- Emotional resilience
- Neuroscience: the teenage brain
- Eating Disorders
- Mindfulness and Wellbeing
- Exam stress and revision techniques
- Parents separation and divorce
- Coping with change
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
How counselling can work for you…
I work with young people 1:1 in the same way I work with adults. The benefit of being heard, of having your experiences valued and validated, can help untangle your thoughts and feelings, helping you to feel better. I will support you to understand the struggles you are experiencing, developing strategies and ‘tools’ to look at things differently.
I work with you to develop the life skills to live in a more grounded and confident way. I don’t tell you what to do or how you “should” do things, this is a space for you. We work together in a respectful, safe and confidential way.
Get in touch today to talk about how I can help you. You deserve to enjoy “the best days of your life”.