Adolescent Counselling

Adolescents present with a huge range of issues. Many of these issues centre around their relationships with others, as well as themselves. Self-belief, confidence and validation underlie many aspects of their outward behavioural dysregulation. Young people who don’t feel emotionally safe may feel overwhelmed with pressure and this can show up as anxiety and other mental health issues that we are quick to label.

 

Often a young person simply has a general feeling that life isn’t what it ought to be, this is a common expression in many adolescents in which conversation about expectations and acceptance can be helpful to provide balance and perspective in these scenarios. Much of the cognitive dysfunction like overthinking and catastrophizing can be explored under a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy lens. Other strategies that promote healthier alternatives to numbing emotions may include DBT (a specific cognitive-behaviour therapy) that supports clients to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. 


I work with adolescents who are emotionally dysregulated that they have adopted behaviours such as self-harm, unhealthy relationships with food, negative approach to life and self in general, low mood and depression, as well as anxiety, generalised and social anxiety all of which impacts day to day functioning (school, work, relationships).

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