Young people (10 – 19)

As a young person, you face many challenges. You may have difficulties in relationships with parents, and with friends. Maybe you have very negative feelings about yourself and how you look. You may feel very distressed, and unable to talk to anyone about how you feel. Some young people become very angry, and, at times, aggressive. Others withdraw, and find it difficult to go out and find friends. School is a pressure, and deciding what to do after school is frightening. Having a trusted counsellor to talk to means that you don't have to cope with all of this on your own.  And if you find it difficult to talk about what is happening for you, we can use other creative and non-verbal ways of communication, such as drawing, which can be just as effective.

Issues that I often encounter with young people include

  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body image
  • Bullying, including cyber bullying
  • Difficult relationships with parents
  • Parents splitting up
  • A new partner moving into the family home
  • Confusion about sexual orientation
  • Gender identity issues
  • Negotiating sexual relationships
  • Pressure of work at school, and what to do when you leave
  • Disordered eating and eating disorders
  • Friendships and friendship groups
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Anger
Rosemary Linton Counselling for young people, young adults & adults - Tel: 07754 500850