Working with Young People

The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a challenging time of life. You may feel under pressure from society and sometimes even from within your own family or friends. Issues such as social media addiction, pressures about body image, educational and workplace demands and bullying can have a negative impact on the way you view the world. 

It is not surprising therefore that an increasing number of young people feel in distress and are struggling with difficult and complex emotional issues.

Although it can be very helpful to talk to parents, friends or teachers, there may be times when you feel that their frequently well - meant advice, is not really helping. This may leave you feeling very alone with your problems and that no one really understands you.

 

I am able to listen to your concerns in a highly confidential setting, without judging you or offering you a solution but help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings and support you in finding your own way forward.

As a young person, some of the issues you might have experienced are; long periods of feeling very low in your mood, anxiety, deep sadness, difficulty managing your emotions, in particular anger, feelings or thoughts you want to hurt yourself in some way. Other worries might include:

  • Abuse

  • Academic/school pressure

  • Anxiety

  • Bullying, racism, sexism

  • Eating disorders

  • Family problems

  • Feeling depressed and confused

  • Feeling lonely and misunderstood​

  • Lack of confidence

  • Leaving school – transition into adulthood

  • Relationship problems

  • Self-harming

  • Self discovery; sexual orientation, gender identity

  • Suicidal feelings

© 2018 by Vicky Ross MBACP.