Counselling for Teens
It is hard being a teenager. It feels as though things are changing very quickly all around you.
No one understands you.
Life can get pretty confusing!
We get it.
And we want you to know that you do not have to go through this alone.
These are just some of the struggles we’ve heard from teenagers we’ve worked with. See if you can relate to any of these:
“I don’t have any friends”
“There are way too many rules! Why can’t I do what I want?” “
I haven’t been sleeping well and I don’t feel like getting up in the mornings”
“I am constantly worried that something terrible is going to happen to me or my loved ones!”
“I feel ugly and I don’t want to go out”
“I’m eating way too much”
“My friends are making me do things I don’t want to do. I don’t want to do those things, but I don’t want to lose my friends”
“I’m angry all the time, and I don’t know why”
“My parents have very high expectations of me. I can’t take it anymore”
“I’m sad and it hurts real bad”
“I don’t feel like I am good enough for anybody”
“I have thoughts of hurting myself”
When these concerns are not given a voice and a chance to be heard, it could lead to more serious issues later on in life.
We all want to be seen, to be heard,
to be understood,
and to be accepted.
Virginia Satir, family therapist
And ultimately, we want to experience life without the fear of being our true selves.
Come in and have a chat with us. Come and see what teen counselling is all about. We know it sounds scary, but we promise you, there’s no criticizing, blaming, or judging in teen counselling, or in any type of counselling. We are here to support you. You don’t have to go through the big emotions alone.
We have a lot of experience in counselling teens and we can help you find new and healthy ways of thinking that will improve the way you’re feeling and behaving. We will also share some tips with you to manage the challenges in your life.
It will require some work though. Stuff to think about and do. Stuff that will make sense to you.