In addition to my work with adults, I have worked extensively for the last five years with young people. I have worked within secondary schools in Ascot, Windsor, Bracknell and Sandhurst.
Young people may not want to talk to teachers or parents when they have a problem and counselling can be a very different and positive experience. Anxiety, low mood, sadness, drugs, eating disorders, self-harm, bullying, exam stress, family and relationship problems are just some of the issues that young people bring into my counselling room.
Some of them have identified helpful factors regarding counselling such as being able to explore alternate ways of behaving, an opportunity to talk openly and be listened to, a self-directed process, a sense of acceptance and it is a place for them to learn how to express themselves. This may be through words or creatively. It is a safe,