Teenagers in Nature

TEENAGE AND YOUNG ADULT COUNSELLING IN PERTH

Ask any adult about their teenage years and you’ll probably get a sigh of relief in response. They’re glad it’s over!

 

Adolescence is tough. There are physical, emotional and psychological changes to endure and intense societal pressures too. Peers have a big influence on what your child thinks and feels. School expectations can compound this pressure as well.

As your teen leaves their childhood behind and moves towards young adulthood, identity is questioned and sexuality explored.

These can both be confusing and overwhelming.

Because of all of these pressures, mental health is a big concern for young adolescents.

So it’s important to be mindful of how your teen is coping.

Issues your teenager (11-19) faces
  • Hormonal changes

  • Academic pressures

  • Identity issues

  • Sexual exploration

  • Peer pressure

  • Body image issues

  • Interpersonal conflict

Issues a young adult (19-25) faces
  • Uncertainty about future study and job prospects

  • Identity questions

  • Fear of adulthood

  • Social anxiety

  • Demotivation

  • Body image issues

  • Anger and resentment

  • Rejection

  • Alcohol and drug abuse

  • Physical or sexual abuse (past or present)

HOW TEENAGE AND YOUNG ADULTS COUNSELLING HELPS

​Do you feel like your teenager is distancing themselves from you?

Don’t worry. This is a normal phase of growing up.

​Your teenager is trying to gain independence and grow into their adult self. In many ways,

they need your support now more than ever.

The reluctance to open up to you, as parents, can make dealing with negative thoughts

and emotions extra difficult. Your teen may feel alone.

Much like any big change, the life transition, from adolescence to adulthood can bring up painful feelings.

Teenagers and young adults may develop unhelpful ways of coping, which can become an issue.

This is when counselling is beneficial.

Teenage and young adult counselling is a safe space to open up and say anything

without the fear of feeling judged or punished. They can express their

thoughts and feelings with an objective person who is separate from their everyday lives.

 

BENEFITS OF COUNSELLING

Counselling is beneficial at any age but particularly for adolescents who face many challenges.

Here are some of the benefits.

Counselling:

 

  • Opens up a space where private thoughts can be shared

  • Gives the opportunity to work through family or school struggles

  • Builds interpersonal skills

  • Increases self-awareness and self-acceptance

  • Helps in working through difficult emotions

  • Gives strategies for self-regulation

  • Develops new skills to cope with challenges

  • Allows exploration of identity

WHEN IS IT TIME FOR COUNSELLING?

While a certain level of emotional instability is normal during adolescence,

it can be hard to identify if what your teenager is experiencing is normal.

Here are some signs it may be time for counselling.

  • Intense mood swings

  • Isolating from family and/or friends

  • Signs of anxiety and/or depression

  • Self-harming

  • Substance abuse

  • Engaging in risky behaviour

  • Experiencing bullying

  • Experiencing abnormal food behaviours

  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping

  • Loss of interest in activities

Do you think you need extra support?

or

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more.

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