"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life" – Steve Jobs
Being a teenager is challenging and confusing. We are figuring out a great deal of external and internal change all at once. It can also be a very isolating time, even if we have good friends and a supportive family, we can feel very alone in our experience. With very high rates of teenage suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, self harm and eating disorders, it is vital teenagers get the counselling and support they need as soon as possible.
It is a hugely valuable resource to be able to talk through your fears, challenges, experiences, feelings and dreams with someone who isn’t a friend or parent, someone who is not there to judge or tell you what you should do but is there to listen and support a healthy sense of self development, and at times be able to provide you with reliable information.
"I am very impressed with Atty’s capacity to engage with her clients, a population that is often difficult to engage with. She is thoughtful, empathic and very intuitive in her interactions with her clients. Her capacity to relate and create a comfortable and safe place for a very diverse population of adolescents is remarkable."- Alan Kubler PhD
Some areas of focus:
- Body image
- School difficulties
- Listening skills
- Social skills
- Emotional regulation
- Sibling rivalry
- Parental separation