Today’s teens have to deal with all sorts of pressures. They may be worried about their body image, social media, sexuality, identity, self-harming, relationships, and much more. Most of them are pretty resistant to the idea of counselling though.
I run my counselling sessions for a beautiful little summer house at the end of my garden. There’s nothing clinical or intimidating about the setting, which is great for helping teens to relax. They can see me for as many sessions as they need and they completely set the pace, deciding what they want to talk about and when.
The teenagers I see tell me that our sessions don’t feel like counselling; it just feels good to be heard.