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TEENAGE AND YOUNG ADULT COUNSELLING IN PERTH

Adolescence can be tough, along with peer influences and school expectations mental health can become a big concern for young adolescents. If your teen is feeling confused and overwhelmed it’s important to be mindful of how they are coping.

Between the ages of 16-19 young people may be faced with the following challenges:
  • Hormonal changes

  • Academic pressures

  • Identity issues

  • Sexual exploration

  • Peer pressure

  • Body image issues

  • Interpersonal conflict

And from 19-25
  • 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)

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WHEN IS IT TIME FOR COUNSELLING?

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HOW TEENAGE AND YOUNG ADULTS COUNSELLING HELPS

Do you feel like your teenager is distancing themselves from you?​ The life transition from adolescence to adulthood can bring up painful feelings, teenagers and young adults may develop unhelpful ways of coping and this is when counselling is beneficial.

 

 

BENEFITS OF COUNSELLING

For adolescents who are facing challenges counselling is a safe space to open up, share their thoughts and feelings with an objective person, and an opportunity to work through family or school struggles. It can:

  • Build interpersonal skills

  • Increase self-awareness and self-acceptance

  • Help in working through difficult emotions

  • Offer strategies for self-regulation

  • Develop new skills to cope with challenges

  • Allow exploration of identity

While a certain level of emotional instability is normal during adolescence, here are some the signs that it’s time to seek help:

  • 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

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