Being a young person in the world today can be incredibly exciting. And there are times when it is also difficult. Not everyone finds school, college or their first job easy. There is so much pressure to fit in and do well. Social media is a great way of connecting with friends but sometimes you see things that are very upsetting. Getting along with parents and siblings can be challenging. Some young people have specific mental health issues to cope with such as Autism or ADHD. Some young people are gifted with great talents and yet find the pressure to compete overwhelming. There are lots of hurdles to navigate and it can feel like there isn’t a ‘right person’ to talk to.
At the Wellness Project we are both passionate about and have a lot of experience supporting young people.
Working with young people is an absolute passion of mine. I think it’s important to be open-minded and interested in seeing things from their perspective. I treat my students, teenagers and young adults with kindness and respect. I don’t talk down to them. I don’t tell them what to do. Even if someone else is paying for the therapy, confidentiality is still very important and we talk about how to manage this at the first session.
Please note I am DBS checked for safeguarding purposes and can share that information with you on request.