There are times in life when we all need support. Like the rest of us, children and young people can feel sad, confused, angry and distressed at times. They may have faced a loss or family separation or perhaps they are being bullied at school.
By creating a safe, containing environment I enable clients to process tough emotions and come to terms with them. Normalising difficult feelings and finding healthy ways to express them is particularly beneficial for children and gives them a template for how to process emotions when they are adults.
Counselling can provide huge relief for children and young people dealing with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, bereavement and loneliness that can arise for many reasons including family separation, emotional neglect and abuse, domestic violence, and the loss of a loved one. Through therapy, self awareness will grow and with it self-esteem.
I find supporting children and young people to work through challenging emotions and build their resilience extremely rewarding.