Counselling is available for children and young people aged 11 years old up to 18 years old. Counselling is a type of talking therapy where you meet with a counsellor who is trained to listen to anything that is making you feel angry, upset or worried.
A counsellor can help you find ways to cope with things that are causing you difficulty. You will meet with your counsellor for usually 50 minutes once a week for a counselling session. The counsellor will ask for information about you so they can get to know you better and understand what problems you would like to have help with and what you would like to get from coming to counselling.
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The counsellor will also check out how counselling is going for you at the end of each session and in more depth on every 6th session. The amount of sessions you will have depends on how long you wish to attend counselling, your counsellor will talk to you about this as you work together, checking how things are going and checking if counselling is helping you.
Talking to a trained counsellor can help you feel better and help you to manage your feelings and how you cope with difficult situations. It’s important to know that talking about these things in counselling can make you feel upset and that you may feel upset before you start to feel better. It is your choice to come to counselling, even if a parent or your school have asked you to come.