Adolescence and counselling
The following wording has been prepared by , to describe the range of therapies offered by clients, in this case adolescence and counselling. This wording is not the responsibility of the Adlerian Society, and is not endorsed by the Adlerian Society
Adolescence is a stage that involves the transition from childhood to adulthood, in which considerable physical and mental changes take place. It usually occurs between the ages of ten and nineteen years. Physical change that occurs during this time is known as puberty. Because of puberty, teenagers may often feel over-sensitive and lack self-confidence as they come to terms with the changes they are going through. Counsellors who may be able to assist you in providing adolescent counselling are based in Muswell Hill, Swiss Cottage and North London.
Mood swings and shyness are some of the most common features associated with adolescence. It is a period of vulnerability for the teenager, which requires support and understanding. Adolescent counselling is intended to help adolescents make sense of their feelings and behaviour. Approaches such as family therapy provide both parent and teenager with the chance of exploring their relationship and voicing their feelings in a supportive environment. If you feel a counsellor may be able to help with adolescent issues we list counsellors in Cheltenham, Dublin and North London.
Teenagers often find their independence by making friends and widening their social circle. As they begin to carve out an identity, they become more susceptible to their friend's influences. In general this is a healthy process that enables the teenager to find a niche outside of the family environment. But occasionally peer pressure may lead to situations that need parental or professional guidance. Counsellors who may be able to help you with some of the potential difficulties experienced by adolescents are based in Islington, Southgate and North London.
If adolescents are to be encouraged to use counselling then a special type of client-counsellor relationship which is appropriate for their needs must be utilised. The process of counselling an adolescent is different from the processes used when counselling children or adults and particular skills and strategies which enhance the adolescent counselling conversation are required. Adolescents are a special group because of their developmental stage and the special problems which this presents. You may wish to contact counsellors who can assist you with this transition in the areas of Lichfield, Islington and Mansion House.
Adolescents are neither children nor adults: they are in transition and therefore counselling for adolescents deliberately strives to ensure that it fits their developmental process.