Counselling for Adults and Young People
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Counselling for Young People

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Young people may request support for many various issues – for example, help with:
  • School problems such as bullying, anxiety and stress
  • Family problems such as separation and divorce
  • Caring for a family member
  • Peer relationship difficulties
  • Low self esteem, sadness and depression
  • Anger management
  • Self neglect or self harming behaviour
  • Substance misuse
  • Bereavement or trauma
  • Withdrawal or depression

The transition from child to adulthood can be a very overwhelming and stressful time both for yourself and for your child. Considerable emotional, psychological and physical changes are taking place. I aim to offer your child a safe, calm and supportive space to enable them to take time to learn, communicate and explore their inner world.

 

It is important I use the right therapeutic approach to suit each young person, whether it is through counselling or something more creative.

 

Often young people find it hard to know how they are feeling, or how to find the right words to express themselves and I draw on a range of fun, informal tools, props and techniques, to help assist their exploration, expression and understanding. Examples can include drawing, use of a sandtray, guided visualisations, mask making, games and so on.

 

My priority is to build a trusting relationship so the young person feels safe and confident exploring their difficulties. I feel a collaborative working between parents or carer is invaluable for the young person. This does not mean I breach confidentiality, it means parents/carers can actively support the young person’s therapeutic process.

 

Please do feel free to contact me with any questions or queries, or to arrange an initial session.

 

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Testimonial:

 

"Counselling helped me in a lot of ways. I have become a new person. To me it has been a journey I will never forget. Rachel was more like a friend in the way that she listened and never pressurised me into saying anything I didn't want to say. It is up to you what you say and do in the sessions, as it is your time.

 

Don't be embarrassed about going to counselling. It is somewhere you go and get support and to talk to someone about whatever you like. For me, I went in there and gradually over time, I came out a new person, a better person. A new person was that was already inside of me, it was counselling that brought it out". 
(Young person, aged 14)

 
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