Our teenage years can be some of the most enjoyable, but can also be one of the most challenging times of our lives.
Teen counselling offers teenagers a safe space in which they can explore emotions, and gain a clearer understanding of, and tools to deal with, issues like anxiety, relationships, stress, social situations, conflicts and other things that can present as a challenge.
- Improved communication and interpersonal skills
- Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
- Ability to change self-defeating behaviours/habits
- Better expression and management of emotions, including anger
- Develop strategies and skills to help your life flourish
- Identify and build on your strengths
- Improved state of happiness
- Decreased anxiety symptoms
- Improved quality of life
- Improved interpersonal relationships
- And many more
How it works
Before our first session I will email you an intake form to fill out and return at least 2 days before our appointment.
The counselling process will begin with a 50 minute initial consultation.
We will go through the information you have provided on the intake form together and discuss what kind of support would be most suitable. During this first appointment I will ask you lots of questions to get to know you.
Furthermore, and of equal importance, I also consider the quality of the relationship between Client and Counsellor to be critical. I place a great deal of importance on ensuring that you feel safe and understood. In addition I work hard to ensure you can be your real self during our time together.
In the counselling sessions I take a solution-oriented approach, which means that I concentrate on your strengths and positive attributes and the goals that you have set to want to achieve. I work with evidence based methods, adjusted to your needs.
Usually we start off with a session once a week, and when you feel you are getting to where you want to be, we will change this to once a fortnight/every 3 weeks until you feel you are where you want to be.