Adolescent Counselling

The aim of adolescent counselling

Young female adolescent after successful teenage counsellingOur expert counsellors can provide your teenager with adolescent counselling in a space where they feel understood and able to cope with the pressures of life.

Let’s face it: being a teenager is hard. School is becoming more difficult. Social pressures are huge. You’re having to start making decisions about your future and you’re beginning to take on more independence within your family. In the midst of all of this change and growth, sometimes adolescents feel like they have no one to listen to them or who truly understands.

Teenage Concerns

According to Mission Australia’s latest annual survey, the top three personal concerns of teenagers aged 15 to 19 were coping with stress (43%), mental health (34%) and body image (33%). Within these concerns are experiences of:

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    drug and alcohol abuse
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    family breakdown
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    low self-esteem
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    School refusal/pressure to succeed

Support is available

Teenage female having confidential adolescent counselling.It is extremely important for teenagers to access support. However, they often struggle to communicate with family and friends. A counsellor can be that warm voice and helping hand to get your teen through a time of hopelessness or struggle.

Our experienced counsellors at Blissful Minds will not only be there for your teenager to feel understood but also to provide them with strategies which help them to cope with and regulate their emotions.

How does adolescent counselling help?

Teenagers often put a mask on to protect themselves from the outside world. Our counsellors will join them with deep empathy to understand the world from their perspective and see behind the mask. It is from this place that deeper issues of low self-esteem, hopelessness and destructive behaviour can be addressed. Accessing support and developing coping strategies will not only help your teenager through their current situation but will also benefit them as they grow into young adults and face new challenges.

Your first adolescent counselling session

The first Adolescent Counselling session begins with a five-minute to ten-minute chat between parent and counsellor to understand what may be going on for the teen. Then using this valuable insight, your counsellor meets with the teenager to assist them explore the issues which they are struggling with.

Teenagers leave the session with tools to help them begin to cope and regulate their emotions.

What next?

If you are interested in learning more about adolescent counselling or booking in with one of our counsellors, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.