What is Teen Counselling?
Teen Counselling is for any young person between 12 and 18 years old who's having issues that are causing them to feel worried/stressed. You might just not feel yourself, have issues with school, parents or family, or feel like you have a mental health concern such as anxiety or low mood. Teen Counselling deals with all the issues that come up for young people during these difficult years. We are a ‘family based model’ which means that we also offer parental support to the significant adults in your life so that they can support you through these difficult times. We can even have sessions with young people and their parents/carers together to help them if young people think it would be helpful
What's Different about How Teen Counselling Works?
Each young person is allocated a team of two counsellors, one to provide counselling for the young person, the other to work with the young person’s parents/carers. Young people don’t get to hear what their parents/carers talk about in their sessions, and parents/carers don’t get to hear about what the young person is talking about in their session, unless there is a safety concern. Sometimes parents/carers and young people come together to review progress and to improve communication and understanding. This is something that only happens when both you and your parents/carers feel ready. It is very important to us that you feel safe and heard in this space, and we will let you know when we are considering this so that you can feel prepared. It is a very useful way of working
What can I Expect in Counselling
You can expect to be helped by a supportive and non-judgmental counsellor. You can expect that your voice will be listened to and respected. You will work together with your counsellor to address the issues that cause you stress or concern
How can I be referred to Teen Counselling?
You can be referred by your parents, a teacher, social worker, or any professional – what you say is confidential unless the counsellor is worried about your safety or the safety of another child or young person
How can Counselling Help Me?
Most of our client tells us that the first session was better than they expected and some say that things have improved a little from that one session. Our clients tell us that they feel better after they see their counsellor and are better able to deal with their problems. They use their sessions to work on the issues that they want to, at a pace that suits them. Most clients can see improvements in the difficulties that brought them to Teen Counselling. Some say that the feel happier in themselves, are getting on better with friends and family and are managing school in a better way