Counselling does not provide children and young people with all the answers or solutions to their problems.
However, it does offer an opportunity to explore feelings, thoughts and experiences.
It also provides a space for children and young people to understand and discuss issues that may be on their minds. Issues such as: anxiety, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, bullying, family and relationship issues,
Counselling allows the young person to express themselves and enables them to make informed choices, which helps them to develop a more positive attitude which builds confidence and self esteem.
Older children and young people may find talking works for them, however younger children may feel more comfortable using creative tools such as sand tray work, playing games, drawing and other creative activities.
Everyone feels angry sometimes. Anger becomes a problem when it begins to impact a person's daily life and causes them to react in a way that might hurt themselves or those around them. There are tools to help you manage the anger.
Depression and feeling depressed is more than just sadness, it's a combination of how we think, feel and behave. Through counselling you can become more aware of your thoughts and feelings which is the first step to improving how you feel.
Developing your own positive way to handle tough times can make you more resilient, develop your self awareness and build more confidence.