Young people & children
Just growing up can be difficult with all the challenges and demands that it brings and we know that many children and teenagers are feeling under increasing pressure in today‘s society. They may worry about family problems, exam performance and relationships with friends. They may become the victims of bullying, either in person or via mobile phones and the internet. This can result in distress which may manifest in depression, phobias or anxiety, and affect sleep and eating patterns.
Persistent nail biting, hair pulling, stammering and bedwetting may also be signs of underlying anxiety.
Having someone outside the family to talk with, who can assist the young person in making sense of what’s going on and offer practical techniques and advice, as well as helping to re-build confidence and self-esteem, can really make a difference. Young people particularly welcome strategies that they can take away and use for themselves. They also tend to respond more quickly to therapy than adults.
Rachel has much experience of working with young people and children, having been employed for 8 years in Social Services and Education settings, and in private practice as a therapist since 2003.
Free consultations are always available for you and your young person to come along and talk through your concerns. Young people and children need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when they come for appointments.
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