teenagers

Exams and Ends

Exams and Ends

This is always a strange time of year in schools; exams for years 10, 11, 12 and 13 and saying goodbye to most year 11s and all 13s. Stress, anxiety,…
Back to school

Back to school

I'm enjoying the last couple of days of the Easter holidays. While I have still seen private clients, I have been away from school work where I see about 15…
Understanding Emotions

Understanding Emotions

I had been working with a teenager for some time, she's had a life filled with meddling adults: social workers, family support, charities, multi agency panels etc. She's understandably dubious…
A day in the life

A day in the life

After getting up a 6, I arrive in my office early, it is only possible one day a week and I savour it. I drink coffee and eat granola while…
Working with teens

Working with teens

I read a post Janet Sasson Edgette Why Teenagers Hate Therapy  She talks about the different skills needed to work with young people, and how counselling training doesn't meet this…