Young adults (20s and 30s)Why include young adults as a separate group? Because, as a young adult in your twenties and thirties, you face daunting challenges as you begin to live independently, develop your career, form longer term relationships, and then begin to bring up children. To complicate your already complex life, you may feel held back by difficult experiences or relationships in the past as well as the present. Some young adults are devastated to find that their parents' marriages are breaking up, and everything is changing.
In the current economic climate, many are finding it difficult to find work, even after studying at college or university. Having to live at home again may feel like failure. Or you may not be able to identify a particular problem, but simply feel unhappy or confused and want to talk to someone.
Issues I frequently encounter with young adults include
- Anxiety and stress about the future, career choices, relationships ...
- Strained relationships with parents
- Feelings of failure
- Difficult situations at work
- Painful childhood experiences