Face to Face & Online
Adolescence is a time of change as teenagers are moving through childhood into adulthood and with this change brings both inner and outer conflicts. If your daughter or son is feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed by friends, school or life in general then Individual Counselling can help them to identify ways in which to approach these situations by:
Finding solutions to the challenges they are faced with or learning acceptance for the circumstances that cannot be changed.
Providing them with a new way of thinking about how to look at and react to their situation, which in turn has a positive impact on how they feel and behave.
Enabling them to have a place where they can talk about their thoughts and their situations with someone who will listen to them non-judgmentally and provide them with the tools and coping strategies to guide them to making the right choices for them and help them move through what might be holding them back from being themselves and getting the most out of enjoying life.
Face to Face or Online
It is understandable that your teenager and even you may feel a little nervous about our first counselling session but you will both will be made to feel at ease from the minute we meet. My aim is to ensure you both feel comfortable and for you to both know that whatever needs to be shared or however your teenager feels that they are in a safe and non-judgmental place to do so.
Your first session will be a time for us to go through our privacy agreement together with both of you present. This gives parents time to ask questions and children time to settle in and feel comfortable. At this point, the parent can either leave or if your child prefers you are welcome to stay for the duration of this session while we get to know one another, find out more about your child's concerns and what they are hoping to achieve from our counselling sessions. Depending on the time, I may start to introduce counselling strategies during this session.
The overall number of sessions your teenager will need is different for everyone.
Each session is 50-60 minutes
Individual Counselling can take place Face to Face in Cleveland in the Redlands or it can take place Online through a secure platform called Zoom.
The benefits of online counselling clients have found are:
Costs are less as there is no travel time involved for you meaning less costs for fuel.
Less time spent taking time off work as your child can go online from home after school or during school holidays whenever it's convenient.
There are no limitations with travelling due to mobility, transport, distance or as a result of fear of leaving their home due to anxiety.
The safety and comfort of your own home often provides clients with the ability to lower defences and open up more quickly enabling healing to take place at a faster rate.
“My happiness with my friendships was around 5/10 and now I feel I’m at a 8/10”
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“Thank you so much Debra. She always feels so much better after she has visited you.”
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“I feel so much more relaxed and my heart is not racing as much”