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COVID 19 INFORMATION

I am now offering outdoor counselling sessions in line with safe distancing measures. There are several walks near my practice where we can safely and confidentially walk and talk. Please contact me if you would like to know more.
I also offer an outdoor telephone counselling session. This can take place on your daily walk, in your garden or outside space. This can be a ‘face-time’ call or a traditional telephone call.  For more information please see here

 

Becoming who you are is not always easy.

Deciding on a career path, making educational choices, managing social media,  entering new relationships, transitioning from home to university or even back home from uni, making personal life choices  can all feel daunting as a young adult. Sometimes it can seem like everyone else has it all worked out.

Working things through with a ‘neutral’ person can be one of the ways of dealing with the stuff that’s going on for you. Talking about what’s going on for you and trying to make sense of things is not always easy to do on your own, with your family or even your closest friends.

Having space to think aloud and being heard are really useful to helping you find your own voice and make sense of internal thoughts and feelings.

Coaching

You don’t feel you need counselling, but some help with motivation and ideas on how to get to where you want to go or do the things you really want to do. Is that you?

There are skills, actions and techniques that can be learned, practised and developed to help you take the right steps to your goals. Feeling confident in these skills will help you more able to make choices that are right for you. Coaching may be the option you want to explore.

Counselling and coaching sessions can take place outdoors as well indoors. For some young people being outdoors can feel less intense or formal than an indoor setting and make for easier conversations. I have an indoor home-based space and use the footpaths on canals, fields and wooded areas of the Colne and Holme valleys in West Yorkshire.

If you are away from home, not able to have day-time sessions or restricted in any way I offer an online facility too.

I work with young people from 16 upwards, am DBS checked.

Information for Parents

You may be reading this because you are concerned about the young person in your life. If you would like to talk to me about organising counselling, speaking to your child about the options or want more information to help you make a decision please contact me and I can give you more information.

I have over 35 years experience of working with young people in education and counselling and have supported young people to thrive and manage their lives.

I have an information sheet specifically for parents which hopefully answers any questions you may have about getting started. Please contact me if you would like more information.

There are many useful websites with information to support parents here’s one I find helpful

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/