There has been much in the news recently about the mental health of young people, recognising that they face many pressures from school, social media, peer, parental and societal expectations. It's a challenging world.
Schools can create environments that acknowledge this, and offer support to young people who are experiencing stress. Many employ counsellors as a way of supporting the wellbeing of their students.
Counselling can often enable a young person to develop understanding, strategies to cope, and resilience. School attendance, the ability and motivation to learn can all improve as a result of therapeutic interventions.
I have worked as a counsellor for over eight years in secondary schools, supporting young people with difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, anger, depression, bereavement, adoption and eating difficulties.
Young people are not always able to access counselling in schools, or they prefer not to. I also offer individual counselling for young people, within my private practice.
Fees are £45 for a 50 minute session.
Schools and Young People