Therapeutic work with adolescents
From my years of experience as a secondary school teacher, I understand that teens and young adults face their own particular challenges in life. They can often feel vulnerable and alienated – even from their own family. They may want greater autonomy and independence than they're allowed. And yet, they also struggle if they don't have strong boundaries. They need to discover who they are as a person, learn to take responsibility for themselves and reach their own goals in life.
I help young people enhance their understanding of their emotions and choices –
as well as other people's. The work we typically do often embraces the
• how to understand and get their own needs better met
• how to improve emotional awareness of self and others
• managing their own emotions
• seeking healthy choices
• improving communication and social skills
• building genuine confidence
• developing effective relaxation skills
I believe it helps an adolescent if they can meet an objective, empathetic professional who listens and understands them. If they can share their problems and talk openly - without fear of being judged – it can be an incredibly positive experience that helps build confidence. If I feel the family relationship would benefit from some discussion and advice on how better to communicate, I engage with their parents as well.
Every journey starts with a single step
If you keep doing what you've always done, nothing will change.
Life is stressful. We can learn to change our reactions to it.
With an inspiring vision and steps towards it, achieving your goals is easy.