When adolescents experience negative thinking or begin to engage in behaviours that interfere with their happiness and emotional well-being, they may need to seek help.
Every adolescent will respond differently to changes in life, but some of the events that may impact on their mental well-being include: parental divorce or separation, the death of a parent, or other family member, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, moving to a new place or attending a new school, being bullied, taking on more responsibility than is age appropriate.
A counsellor or psychotherapist will be able to offer support and guidance and help the adolescent to build resilience to deal with these life changing events when they occur.
If you would like help dealing with this or would just like to talk, please contact me.
Intake interviews are held with parents/carers, where important information is shared confidentiality, contracting documents completed and appropriate consent obtained.