Parents & Children/Teenagers Information Page

This page is to provide information for parents and children.  I will provide links to other sites which give advice etc.

Counselling for children and teenagers can be very beneficial giving them the chance to talk to someone independent. As a counsellor and previously working with young people in schools I have worked with many children who have benefited from counselling, I work in different ways such as art, which gives the young person an alternative way of expressing themselves.

Free Your Mind Counselling Service also run groups for children and teenagers to help them understand what might be going on for them and teach them coping stratergies. For more information see Groups

How can counselling help my child?

Many young people/children are struggling with how they feel. They may be having problems with friends, family or school, or they could be anxious, depressed, angry or scared, they might have experienced a family bereavement or family break up and need to talk to someone, but find it difficult to talk to people they know. Counselling and other advice services can help your child talk things through, support them without making them feel judged they will be able to speak to someone in confidence (unless they disclose that their personal safety is at risk). Counselling can make a positive difference to their lives.

If you would like your son or daughter to come to counselling please contact me.

Children’s Mental Health

With 75% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) starting by the age of 18.1 – it’s clear that the sooner you can spot the signs in childhood, the better.

We’ll help you understand the signs and behaviours that could point to a child or young person needing support to maintain their mental wellbeing through their teenage years and into adulthood.

If you have urgent concerns about your child’s mental health and wellbeing, please speak to your GP or call the Young Minds parents helpline on 0808 802 5544 for more information please click here