Counselling for Young People

What kinds of things can counselling help young people with?

Counselling can help young people with a wide range of issues, some of these include anxiety, low self esteem, anger issues, low mood, peer and family relationships, difficulties in school or at home, coping with change, gender and sexuality, self harm, loss or bereavement, and distressing or traumatic events.

Can I know what my child has talked about in counselling?

For counselling to be effective it’s important that your child feels free to talk openly and confidentially in sessions. Young people who attend counselling are assured that the work will not be discussed with anyone else outside the counselling room unless they request or give consent for this, or the following exceptions apply:

  • If I believe there is a risk of significant harm to them or another child, young person or vulnerable adult
  • If I am required by law to disclose information
I realise that parents/carers may feel anxious about not knowing what is being said in sessions. I will endeavour to keep you informed with regard to the overall process, and it’s always my hope that counselling will lead to a greater openness between young people and their families over time. Entrusting your child to a counsellor is undoubtedly a difficult process for any parent or carer. My hope is the information on this website will answer any questions or concerns you may have and help reassure you of my commitment to the safety and wellbeing of your child. If you have any further queries or would like to have an initial conversation about counselling for your child then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Counselling for Young People (aged 11-18)​

My counselling work with young people is underpinned with vital knowledge drawn from the latest research in psychology, sociology and neuroscience to help teenagers with the personal, emotional and social challenges they face. I offer a safe and confidential space to enable them to explore difficult or painful life experiences and make informed decisions about key aspects of their lives so that they can go on to thrive and reach their full potential.

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