Counselling Services for Adolescents
Your teenager is unique, and all teenagers respond to different situations in their own individual way, but if you’re concerned about your child, it is always worth seeking professional help.
With over 20 years’ experience I have supported hundreds of young people through some of their most challenging situations in life such as:
- Absent parent
- Behavioural issues
I also work with young people who struggle with:
- Sexual and gender identity
- Low self-esteem,
- Drug or alcohol misuse
- Risk-taking behaviours
- Suicidal thoughts
I can also help your teenager cope with everyday worries, such as exam stress, and relationship issues with friends, family members and teachers.
Counselling with me will give your teenager the opportunity to talk about how they feel without the fear of judgement. Speaking to a counsellor, away from their home and school life, can take away some of the pressure. Counselling will offer a safe environment for your child to express their feelings and understand what may have caused them to feel this way.
Raising a child through adolescence can be a whirlwind of uncertainty with more than a few emotions. Counselling can give your teenager the resources and insight they need to overcome challenges and thrive in their everyday lives. My goal is to help your teenager grow into a healthy adult who can better process their life experiences in the future.
Teenagers often find it difficult to verbalize their feelings. They may be overwhelmed and even confused by the onslaught of complex feelings that come as they move out of childhood toward adulthood. Not surprisingly, the idea of seeing a stranger doesn’t immediately appear appealing. That’s where an experienced professional counsellor can help. I’ve worked with teenagers all over the world for many years, with a vast range of issues, and have learnt how to connect with them, no matter how reluctant they may be initially to access counselling.
Consultations about your teenager’s progress will be scheduled at regular intervals, and can also be requested at any time.
Please also note that I run support groups for teenagers throughout the year. Groups
Choosing the right counsellor is an important process. Because of this I offer an initial 30 minute free consultation with no obligation or commitment to attend any further sessions, to give you the chance to see if you feel comfortable with me and the way that I work.