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Why Adolescents & Young People Counselling?

Adolescence can be a confusing and challenging phase for young people and their parents. At Thrive we have the expertise and experience to support and advise on a range of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Research evidence shows a link between untreated problems in children and young people and an increased likelihood of problems in adult life.  We believe that with early intervention problems can be prevented from developing and persisting into adulthood.  We offer support to children and young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years.  Our qualified counsellors have experience in counselling techniques to work with young people from many different backgrounds and cultures with a wide range of personal issues.  This support is provided in an environment which is safe and supportive, where feelings can be expressed through talking and creative work.

Whilst observing appropriate professional and statutory boundaries, interactions are kept safe and usually directed by the young person. Counsellors do not allow others to intrude or be included, without the child’s permission. This child-centred approach ensures that as we engage with their issues to generate understanding, solutions, coping techniques and management strategies the young person is able to freely express themselves.  Often, outcomes focus on improving self-esteem, maximising resilience and encouraging a sense of personal autonomy. Many of the issues highlighted above are brought to counselling with children and young people too.

If you are from a school, college or any other institution and are interested in using our services with your pupils and learners, please contact us for a Counselling Service information pack, to discuss your requirements and look at how we can develop a cost effective service that will meet your needs.