Young People Issues
As a young person you face many stresses in today’s world, from pressure at school to issues with parents or friends. By talking to an experienced counsellor, you can explore your feelings in a safe, confidential environment and start to resolve the problems you’re encountering.
What to expect
Talking to a family member or teacher about your thoughts and feelings can be difficult or embarrassing, which is why it’s often helpful to speak to somebody independent. My counselling services for children and teenagers offer a chance for you to feel supported as you talk, without being judged.
Your first session is a chance for us to get to know each other, and for you to decide whether you want to proceed with counselling. Being able to commit to a series of sessions – normally at least six – is a crucial part of effective therapy, so you should be prepared to attend regularly. In the sessions you can express yourself through talking, play, art or other ways – whatever feels comfortable.
All information that you choose to disclose will be treated in the strictest confidence, which means parents and teachers cannot access it. However, under the Children’s Act, 1989, counsellors are required to report child protection concerns to social services. If it’s necessary for me to pass on any confidential information, I will, wherever possible, only do so with your consent.
For more information about my counselling services for teenagers and children, or to book an appointment, contact me on 07510 495791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.