Children, Teenagers & Adolescents

Children and teenagers today face a number of challenges. Typical problems range from ever-rising exam pressures to the lure of the internet.

We see growing numbers of teenagers suffering from depression, stress-related conditions, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and relational difficulties.

What is Children/Teenage Counselling & Psychotherapy?

Counselling for children and teenagers incorporates principles of adult therapy but is underpinned by developmental psychology. Having been a college counsellor I have a good understanding of working with children and teenagers also I have had a CRB check.

It takes a particular skill to engage with adolescents and to guide them in overcoming their difficulties without interrupting the course of natural development.

What are the benefits of Children & Teenage Counselling?

  • Talk about all issues in a safe environment.
  • Gain confidence in self-expression as a teenager.
  • Improve communication levels through practice and with therapist feedback.
  • Learn to recognise strengths and weaknesses.
  • Discover ways of overcoming worries, pressures and negative behaviours.

Issues for Children & Teenage Therapy

  • Academic difficulties
  • Peer pressure
  • Parental divorce
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Social withdrawal
  • Addictions
  • Eating problems