Book Now. Counselling for teens is built on safety and respect. Our counsellors have experience supporting teens from all walks of life. And sometimes talking to someone outside of the family just feels safer. It is never too soon to reach out for help.
The teenage years can be an emotional assault course for all concerned. A gulf can grow between parents and their children during adolescence. Why do so many of us find it so hard? These are exciting, but can also be confusing and uncomfortable for child and parent alike. In the midst of these developmental changes, adolescents experience pressures from many areas. There is the stress to maintain high academic achievement and extracurricular activities, especially with the added incentive to pursue post-secondary education after high school.
Counselling is a safe place for teens to explore their thoughts, feelings and concerns without being judged. SouthWest Counselling Centre also works closely with schools and youth groups in the Kerry area. The counsellor can work in a variety of ways to help you express yourself e. Art work, games etc. You will work together with your counsellor to find what suits you.
The needs and challenges of adolescence can sometimes be overwhelming. Parents most often hope for independence and happiness for their teens. They want them to learn who they are and who they want to become,so they can make good choices and live a healthy, fulfilling life. Become more resilient and able to cope with problems in school and family life. Support personal development to aid transition to independent adulthood - for example, career exploration, goal setting - exploring "who am I and who do I want to be?