Adolescent Counselling

Adolescent counselling is counselling aimed at young people to help them make sense of their feelings, behaviors and thoughts and entails the use of unique techniques that draw out the expressive nature of a young person like art therapy or more traditional approaches like talking therapy. This form of counselling is important in helping guiding kids transitioning into adulthood and to understand themselves better.

The adolescence stage is the period when a child transitions from being a child to becoming an adult and usually takes place between the ages of 10 and 19. During this period, the young adult starts experiencing a great deal of mental and physical changes. Physically, adolescents start seeing changes in their bodies, a process referred to as puberty, and is a time that leaves them confused as the changes in hormones start affecting their moods and thoughts.

Often, when these changes start setting in, adolescents become extremely sensitive and start experiencing mood swings and fluctuations in their confidence levels. If not properly guided or counselled, adolescents could take to their own devices and start making their own judgements, which are often clouded. As a result, they could end up following the wrong path and becoming prey to negative things that could ruin their lives like drugs, peer pressure and such. It is for this reason that adolescents should consider counselling to address their feelings and thoughts allowing them to grow into healthy, sound-minded adults.

Life Supports offers teen & adolescent counselling for:

  • Anger management
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural concernsv
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying (online and at school)
  • Depression
  • Drug and alcohol concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflict
  • Grief and loss
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Relationship issues
  • School refusal and disengagement
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Sexuality
  • Sleep issues
  • Social isolation
  • Stress