Working with Adolescents
Teenagers have a whole set of issues that are particular to them. It can be a very challenging and difficult time of life both for the teenagers and their families. Today’s society makes this challenging time even more difficult for our teenagers, with exam pressure, peer pressure, the internet all adding to this already difficult period. I work with teenagers who are suffering with a wide range of issues, such as: depression, anger issues, stress and anxiety, drug and alcohol problems, self esteem and confidence issues, difficulties with relationships, bullying problems, sexual abuse and eating disorders.
Counselling adolescents involves helping clients overcome their issues whilst being aware and not interfering with their natural developments.
Teenagers can receive a lot of benefits from counselling, such as:
- A greater ability to communicate with others
- Becoming more able to cope with worries and pressures
- Increasing self-awareness
- Increasing confidence and self esteem
- Having a safe and confidential place to talk