— Jade Counselling

Who I Work With

I work with adults from all walks of life, at all ages, including adolescents (13 years +).

Adolescent Counselling

Across the UK, the number of children and young people experiencing mental health problems is growing.  During the past quarter of a century, depression and anxiety rates have increased by a huge 70%.  The NHS has reported 1 in 6 young people experience mental health problems (NHS Digital, 2022).

Positive mental health gives young people a sense of safety, helps them to build nurturing relationships, and enables the development of skills and coping mechanisms needed throughout life.  Experiencing a range of emotions and behaviours throughout childhood is healthy. Feeling helpless and out of control is not. 

It can be difficult for teenagers to talk about how they feel with their friends or parents.  Talking to a trained professional who wants to listen and genuinely cares can help develop a young person’s communication and interpersonal skills, self-esteem and build confidence.

Adolescent counselling can help young people make sense of their feelings, behaviours and thoughts.

Issues I can help with

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Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe.  You may feel nervous, restless or tense and can’t remember when you last felt relaxed.  Counselling can help explore the cause of these feelings, understand them and look at ways of dealing with situations.  Counselling can help you learn how to cope with anxiety.

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Life Changes

One thing that is inevitable in life are changes.  They may be small or major such as, marriage, divorce, a new job, redundancy, having children, empty nest, etc.  Counselling can help to make sense of what is going on, explore coping mechanisms, find new solutions and new perspectives whilst helping you cope, manage and move through life transitions.

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Depression

Everyone experiences low mood at times.  Depression is when you feel low for weeks or months and affects your ability to enjoy your life.  It can feel incredibly isolating.  Counselling can help you explore your feelings, acknowledge and accept them.  Counselling can support you to find different strategies and self-care techniques as well as learning self-acceptance.

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Bereavement

Whether it’s expected or sudden, the sense of loss and grief can be overwhelming. Dealing with the feelings and emotions can feel lonely.  Counselling can enable people to move forward by helping overcome guilty feelings, accept the reality of their loss, identify and deal with trauma whilst talking freely about their loved one without fear of being judged.