Are you looking for counselling for your child or teenager? I work with young people both in schools and privately.
Life is becoming harder for children and teenagers, the pressures at school, family issues and social media all have a huge impacts on young minds. Anxiety among this age group is growing each year and the Covid-19 pandemic has played its part too. At a time when children need their friends they have been isolated and then have struggled to get back into the school routine.
Anger and self-harm are ways that young people cope with how they are feeling but this can have damaging effects in school and at home and have lasting consequences. These behaviours are masking what the child/teenager is actually feeling. I look for the cause and help the young person to understand their actions and to adapt their behaviour.
Talking things through and using CBT is useful as well as using play therapy and art therapy.
Some of the issues I work with include:
- Self harm
- Confidence and self esteem
- Eating issues
- Stress and anxiety
- Exam nerves
- Friend and family conflict
- Social media