All teens needs help from time to time, and teen counselling can be a great help. It can help to talk to someone outside your usual circle in a confidential, non-judgemental setting where you really feel that you are being listened to. Problems and worries often affect how people think and feel, which then affects how they behave… and that can cause further problems.
CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is a type of talking therapy that’s very effective in teen counselling. It helps you to understand how your thoughts affect your feelings, and how your feelings affect your behaviour. It enables you to identify unhelpful or harmful ways of dealing with things, and to leave those old patterns of behaviour behind, and replace them with new, more effective thoughts and coping strategies.
Talking things through boosts your mental health and teaches you new coping skills to enable you to deal with the stresses and difficulties of life such as:
- exam stress
- family dynamics
- relationship / friendship difficulties
- general anxiety
- social anxiety
- health anxiety
- low self-esteem
- sexual development
During sessions, you have an opportunity to talk about what’s bothering you, and learn ways of working things out. People generally feel better and do better when they learn to cope better.