Teenager and Child Behaviour
At Forest Counselling, we are experienced in providing services for children, young people and adolescents. Emotional and behavioural problems at school, at home or with peers are symptoms we can help with.
Teenager behaviour can be very difficult to understand and deal with – young people often struggle with feeling and emotions and need help and support them to understand themselves. Often young people express themselves by acting out in the way they behave that will be picked up by a parent, teacher, or other health professional. It may be difficult for parents to admit they need some additional support for their child or children, feeling ashamed of their child’s behaviour or feel they may be judged. Keeping such feelings to yourself can be lonely and isolating meaning the young person doesn’t seek the help and support they need. Children and young people can feel like this too. Many things such as family separation or family problems, medical or environmental conditions, or a history of abuse can often make them feel isolated, alone, sad, bad or trapped. This is where therapy and additional support can help.