Counselling for Children and Teenagers



An effective early intervention

In every classroom in the country 10% of the class will have an identifiable mental health disorder (approximately 3 pupils in every classroom).

The types of difficulties they may face include:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Fears, phobias,
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Aggression

Counselling has been shown to improve wellbeing and encourage young people to make more positive choices for themselves; it is an effective early intervention.

As a counsellor, teacher, mother and grandparent I strongly believe that early intervention with children can be very effective, is often short term and will lead not only to a healthier life as a young person but also to a healthier adult life.  I see many adults in my therapy room who have faced difficulties since childhood that were not addressed at the time, adults that have been taking anti depressants since they were teenagers and are still taking them in their 30s, 40s and 50s. 

Investment now in the wellbeing of children and teenagers will improve the future mental health of adults.

What can counselling offer? 

  • Encourages young people to tell their story
  • Gives young people the opportunity to explore their feelings
  • Gives young people the opportunity to make good choices
  • Helps young people build confidence and self esteem
  • Improves relationships with family and peers
  • Improves mental health that leads to improved school performance 

What part do I play as a parent in this work?

I usually see a child or teenager individually but parents need support too and I often recommend parent sessions that can provide emotional support and advice on strategies to help meet their child’s needs.

To learn more about counselling for young people please call me or email me

tel: 07828602975 or email ann@annlawrencetherapy.co.uk