Virtual-online counselling support for adolescents and teenagers 12-17 years old who live at home but struggle to maintain balance due to mental health, addiction, and behavioural issues in Somerset and cross the UK.

When your teenager is suffering from mental health or behavioural issues, all you can think about is how to help them. You want your child to be whole. You want your child to be happy. You want what’s best for them – not tomorrow, not next week, but right now. You may have exhausted all your resources.

You’re probably exhausted, yourself.

I want how to help – and I could help right now.

I offer one-on-one individual, confidential and non-judgemental Counselling & Therapy service for young people (aged 12 to 18) in Somerset and across the UK. You can refer yourself or be referred by your GP, social worker, school, family member or carer.

 I work with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

New Methods for a Changing World-Teenagers & Adolescents counselling online

If you’re a Teenager or Adolescents experiencing distressing behavioural or emotional symptoms that interfere with your daily life at home or school, it might be time to get in touch with me.

Given the various factors at play in our world today, many teenagers are unable to participate in traditional, in-person counselling and therapy. My virtual counselling programs allow teenagers to receive the support they need from the safety and comfort of home. Utilizing the same care as my innovative face to face programs, I offer participants in my virtual counselling programs quality counselling and mental health support.

I might communicate over text, video, phone, or a mobile app, depending on the service you have access to.

Tailored Therapy for Individual Needs: 

The only difference between my virtual-online counselling programs and my in-person programs is the location.

In my virtual-online counselling programs – just like my in-person or face to face counselling programs – I take the time to learn everything I can about each of my teenage clients. I learn about their interests, passions, hopes, fears, and dreams. I listen to what they want out of therapy. I help them discover and define their personal vision of recovery, then use that knowledge to create an individual, customized therapy plan that serves their specific needs

Teenagers & Adolescents in Taunton and across the UK may benefit from evaluation and treatment if they experience:

  • Changes in sleep patterns, including sleeping too much or too little
  • Loss of interest in things that they used to enjoy
  • Low energy
  • Self-isolation and avoidance of time with friends or family
  • Changes in appetite
  • A decline in grades or school performance
  • Increased irritability
  • Physical symptoms of anxiety, like stomach aches, muscle tension, and restlessness

My Online counselling might not be a good fit for teenagers:

Online Teenagers Therapy in Taunton- UK

We know that many teenagers may be busy. Between school, extracurricular activities, homework, and social obligations, there is very little time for counselling. That’s why I offer online teen therapy for adolescents in Taunton and across the UK. We offer convenient night and weekend appointments to accommodate their schedule. We’ve found that many teenagers prefer the familiarity of meeting with a therapist online. And, online therapy is very successful in meeting their mental health needs. 

Online counselling for Teenagers vs face to face therapy

I support adolescents, teenagers and their families to identify ways to approach this time in a way that encourages their psycho-social development. Counselling helps teenagers to be safe, feel good about themselves, and engage in respectful relationships.

Are you a young person reading this, are you:

  • Getting in trouble from self-isolation and too much computer-gazing
  • Not sure where you belong
  • Wanting to perform, maybe to front your band/club etc yet scared of getting all that attention
  • Feeling like all the adults in your life are all against you
  • Spending your time online/on the phone/gaming when you’d prefer to hang out with friends
  • Unsure how to maintain your own view when others have a different take on things
  • Easily phased and confused when thinking about what to do with your life
  • Constantly rowing with parents or teachers (sometimes called ‘flipping your lid’), frequently saying and doing things you later regret
  • Dying to find someone who is outside of your family circle to talk to?

Counselling for Teenagers/ Adolescents:

I support adolescents ages 12-17 struggling with a mental health and/or alcohol/substance use.

These are the mental health issues we see most often in our adolescent clients:

  • Suicidal ideation
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)
  • Depression
  • Behavioural disorders
  • OCD behaviours
  • Phobias
  • PTSD/trauma
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Other specified gender issues
  • Parent-Teen Conflict, Bullying / Being Bullied, Social Skills Academic Pressure, Mood Swings, Social Anxiety, Self – Esteem / Self-Confidence, Sports performance, Depression, Peer Pressure / Social Judgment, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Attention / Concentration / Hyperactivity, Development Transition, Sexual Identity / Orientation, Abuse / Neglect / Assault, Life Management (organization, planning, decision making)

Substance-Related and Addictive issues

  • Alcohol-related
  • Cannabis-related
  • Hallucinogen-related
  • Inhalant-related
  • Sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-related
  • Stimulant-related
  • Tobacco-related

Eating Disorders

I support or manage adolescent clients with the following eating disorders on a case-by-case basis.

  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge-eating disorder

Getting started

Initially, if possible, I can meet you together with your parents and any other family members living at home if you like.  It helps us all get acquainted and enables me to learn something from you about the difficulties encountered, what has been tried and what solutions are being sought. 

Counselling may be brief, comprising a short series of weekly 40-minute sessions. With more complex or longstanding difficulties, meeting for a longer period of time may be advisable. In all cases, progress is reviewed together by you and me on a regular basis.

How I work

I understand that your teenager and even you may feel a little nervous about counselling but my aim is to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease from the minute we meet.  

Parents can attend the first session together with your teen or your teen can attend alone from the start.  If you come together be it face to face or online, I will spend a few minutes talking about what the session will look like, cover confidentiality and answer any questions you may have while teens have time to settle in and feel comfortable with a parent still present.  After this, the parents can leave to provide the young person privacy during therapy.  

All counselling clients adults or teenagers are entitled to their privacy and it is imperative that they have a safe space where they can share talk freely without fear of judgement.  For this reason, I give my teenage clients the same confidentiality in counselling sessions as adults and information shared is not disclosed to anyone, including parents, unless there is an emergency situation. 

The overall number of counselling sessions teenagers need is different for everyone.   I suggest that we start with weekly or fortnightly sessions in the beginning and extend these as the teen progresses.  Counselling sessions in person are 50 Minutes.  If you have any questions concerning Counselling Teenagers and Adolescents in Taunton please contact me.

For parents: 

If mental health and behavioural issues are preventing your teenager from reaching their full potential, now is the time to get the help they need. Emotional and behavioural issues often lead to disruptive, counterproductive, and sometimes dangerous patterns of behaviour that can sabotage your teen’s future and cause chaos in your home. You suffer, siblings suffer, and it’s hard to know what to do next.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Therapy takes time, commitment, and effort, but I know our teenagers through counselling can learn the skills they need to manage their symptoms while having fun, learning about themselves, making positive connections, and building new, enriching relationships. I prioritize personal growth in therapy, empowerment, and self-knowledge that form a solid foundation for lifelong recovery.

Take a Positive Step Forward:

The decision find therapy and counselling for your adolescent child or teenager is not easy. You’re probably on an emotional rollercoaster right now, filled with conflicting emotions, unsure of which way to turn. I hope to help your teenager, but I hope to help you, too.

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