Younger Clients

What is counselling/psychotherapy?

This is a type of conversation that is focused on you, and your thoughts, feelings and opinions about what is happening. The psychotherapist’s role is not really to give you advice or tell you what to do, but instead to help you understand yourself, and your problems more clearly. This is so that you can make better choices for yourself, perhaps ones that are less harmful for you. It can be a space to get things ‘off your chest’ while not having to worry as much about the impact on the adult who is listening.

Are you struggling with a problem and finding that your parents/teachers can’t really help with it? It might be time to speak to another adult who is more separate from the situation. This is where psychotherapy or counselling can help.

Confidentiality

Counselling and psychotherapy is confidential, which means that the therapist will not tell anyone else anything you have said. The only time this would happen is if you or someone else were in serious danger in some way. Then the therapist would need to speak with you and your parents/guardians about the best ways of being safe. Otherwise, it is up to you to decide how much you tell other people about what you discuss. Sometimes the therapist can also help you speak to your parents about things that feel too difficult to say without the help of another adult.

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I have helped teenagers and young adults in different situations and with different problems, from difficulties at school, to bullying, to hearing voices, to family problems. Please contact me if you would like to find out more.