“The day the child realises that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.” – Alden Nowlan.
Our Specialist Counselling programme is primarily aimed at older adolescents and young adults. We recognise that this can be a hugely confusing time when young people are formulating their beliefs about themselves, their family and the sort of adult they want to be. Some may be struggling with unaddressed and unresolved childhood issues that are affecting their emotional and mental health.
In Specialist Counselling sessions the counsellor uses a range of skills, strategies and resources tailored to the needs of the individual young person.
These are informed by a knowledge of the effects of trauma and current research into the development of the adolescent brain. Sharing some of this knowledge can help young people come to a better understanding of themselves, leading to greater self-awareness, confidence and self-worth. Our counsellor has specific training and wide experience in working with young people.
All sessions are confidential unless the counsellor becomes concerned about the safety or welfare of the young person or young adult, when a decision will need to be made about any action that may need to be taken.