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Students & Teen

Student & Teen Counselling

Growing up is difficult but it is perhaps particularly difficult in the 21st century, with so many added pressures facing young people today. 

As such, it’s important that teenagers and students are aware of the help that’s available and youth counselling can prove particularly beneficial, giving them the opportunity to discuss any concerns they’re currently struggling with.

By speaking to an impartial and experienced counsellor, they can address problems at home, with their friends, with school or college, with work or whatever else is troubling them.

Youth counselling offers young people the chance to explore their issues in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space, which helps them gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts and emotions, while finding coping strategies to help them deal with the peaks and troughs of approaching adulthood.


What does youth counselling involve?

As with any form of therapy, youth counselling will be unique to the individual and the general process will largely depend on what issues you’re dealing with and how you’re currently feeling. 

Some people may only need to talk matters through with a therapist over the course of a couple of sessions, while others may need to see a counsellor for months or even years. Some may benefit from weekly sessions, while others may find it more effective to dip in and out when they feel they need to talk.

Conversations with your counsellor will always be strictly confidential unless there is a risk to your safety or that of someone else.

For parents or guardians, it can be very difficult and worrying to see that your child is struggling and, while counselling may feel like a big step to take, it can prove incredibly beneficial for both you and your child, with your counsellor working with you supportively to think about what’s happening and what can be done to drive improvements.

It’s also possible that your child will feel a little unsure about going to see a counsellor or therapist. It may be that they’re not sure what to expect or that they’re concerned about what other people might think or say. 

It can be beneficial to talk about therapy in a positive way and normalise the idea of going to see someone for external support. Also make sure they know that if they don’t connect with their therapist, they can always find someone else who may be a better fit.

If you’re interested in finding out about any of the counselling services that I provide and how they could potentially be of help, get in touch with me today to discuss your current circumstances and see what can be done.