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Our teenage years can be both enjoyable and challenging as we transition to adulthood. Complex emotions, relationship issues, sexuality, stress and anxiety, accompany this transformation period. Friends and family can be a great support, but sometimes this is not enough and counselling is needed.

Youth counselling provides teenagers with opportunities to discuss distressing issues with a skilled and impartial practitioner, to address problems at home, with friends, in the community, at school, college or at work.

We are trained and experienced adolescent counsellors and psychotherapists skilled in dealing with various issues, helping young people better understand their thoughts, feelings and emotions, and find ways to cope with the ups and downs of life. We will try to understand the world from our client’s point of view, to be a trusted adult, someone impartial, non-judgmental and client-focused.

Some young people only need a few counselling sessions to resolve their issues; others require an extended duration. Each young person has the opportunity to meet with their therapist to find out if counselling is right for them.  They can ask questions and see how they feel.  Counselling is voluntary, and although young people are often encouraged to go along by an adult, they are never forced to attend. We will meet with both parents (if possible) and the young person for part of the initial assessment session and, after that, will meet exclusively with our young client.  We understand parents are secondary clients, and will arrange for a review regularly if needed. Any young person between the ages of 18-25 yrs can book and pay for sessions independently.  We have a discounted rate for students in full-time education of £10 per session.

Each counselling session lasts around 50 minutes.

Our client’s thoughts and feelings are private, and we will not share them with anyone. We can, however, speak to any adult on behalf of a young person if necessary.

If we are told that they or another young person is in danger or at risk, that they intend to harm someone, or that they know someone at risk, then action will be taken to help or resolve the situation.   We have worked with hundreds of young people, and 96% leave counselling feeling stronger, changed for the better or more positive about their lives.

Issues that are appropriate for youth counselling are:

Bullying, anxiety, low mood, anger, grief, exam stress, parent separation, sexuality, gender, identity, loneliness, developmental trauma, abuse (of any kind), and attachment disorders.

Cost: £50 per session

Counselling for Young People
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