Why Does This Happen?

Our teenagers are living in media saturated times, where their life is often complicated. It is not just the physical changes in their bodies that they are going through but the emotions and feelings which they are not yet aware of.

It’s not uncommon for teenagers who have not yet discovered what they’re good at or what’s important to them. Often teenagers and even young adults need help recognizing their own skills and strengths, identifying the influences that are shaping them, and learning to make values-guided decisions. Recognizing who you really are, what are the things that make you shine, and what makes them unique are some of the things that they get guidance and clarity on.



Common Stress Related Issues

  • Anger
  • Self-injury
  • Anxiety (school, social, OCD & generalized)
  • Body Image issues
  • Depression (may present differently in teens)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Jealousy & Fears
  • Loss & Grief
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Academic challenges

Benefits Of Counselling

  • Closer relationships with friends and family
  • Feeling more comfortable with the way they look
  • Feeling more creative and joyful
  • More confidence and self assurance
  • Knowing the difference between experience vs failure
  • Being resilient finding their own inner strength
  • Discovering academic strengths and how to use them successfully




  • Being the victim of bullying
  • Social skills & Shyness
  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Self-esteem our adult and self confidence
  • Excessive worry or anxiety
  • A sudden change of friends or mood
  • Risky sexual behaviours
  • Feelings or thoughts of suicide
  • Developing an illness or disability
  • Using drugs, alcohol or illegal substances
  • Tragic events in the community or the world
  • Changes in mood, weight, appetite, friends, etc
  • Problems at school – academically or behaviourally
  • Violent or illegal behaviours – fighting, stealing, drug possession, etc.
  • Changes in family life – moving, divorce or poor relations with spouse, death or serious illness of a family member
  • The loss of a close friend, girlfriend/boyfriend through death, a breakup, or moving
  • Oppositional and defiant behaviours
  • Frequent temper tantrums or rages
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Lack of interest in activities they used to like