Contrary to popular opinion our teenage years are not just difficult years driven by raging hormones. It is a crucial time of development that involves significant growth of the way we think, reason, focus attention, make decisions and relate to others.
Successfully embracing the exciting changes that happen in adolescence is the bedrock of becoming a fully functioning adult and is also the source of great creativity and fresh thinking. Teenagers are on a journey to finding their own identity and autonomy.
I have experience of working with young people to help them navigate the challenges of this stage of life and deal with the pressures of school and family life. Whilst I welcome the support of parents in referring their teenager for help it is important for me that the young person makes the decision to engage in counselling.
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I am trained to work with children of school age (4+).