Teenager and Child Behaviour
Helping through those difficult years
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.
In addition to treating child and adolescent anxiety disorders and OCD, some of the other common symptoms I see are depression, impulse control problems, peer pressure, parent/child conflicts, self-esteem issues and stress around school work and tests. With individual support I can help you and your family learn to cope with child behaviours in an effective way. I can also provide parent counselling for those who are suffering from the stress and anxiety associated with having to deal with related issues presented to them by their children.
I am collaborative in my approach and provide support that fits the goals and needs of each child and their parents. Creative ways and therapeutic intervention has a positive effect to behaviour change, self-esteem and academic achievements.
I realise that in some situations, it may be difficult for you to take a phone call or receive emails. Please let me know if there are any times or methods of communication I should avoid or any specific times I should contact you.