Information for young people
in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Growing up can be tough. For many young people it’s a time of uncertainty and mixed messages. You may be told to ‘Grow up and act your age’ at the same time as ‘You can’t do that, you’re still a child’. You might be dealing with a whole load of challenges around friendships, hormones, exams, family, romantic relationships, identity, school and work.
It’s also a time of massive change, which is difficult for many people. Yet it can seem as if everyone around you is dealing with it; having more fun, more friends, feeling happier. But the reality is, very few people sail through life feeling as if they’ve cracked it. We all struggle and need help sometimes.
Building a good counselling relationship
The most important piece of advice I can offer is to find a therapist that you connect with. You might not hit it off with every counsellor – in which case it’s best to walk away and look for someone that you can build a solid therapeutic relationship with.
At Harborough Young People’s Counselling I endeavour to be:
- Someone you can trust
- Someone who listens and hears what you have to say
- Someone who doesn’t judge
- Someone who makes you feel safe
- Someone who is interested in you
- Someone who can help you explore how you are feeling
- Someone who accepts you as you are – but also challenges you when it’s needed
That’s why at Harborough Young People’s Counselling, you are offered a free 20 minute consultation. If you feel I’m not the right counsellor for you, there’s absolutely no obligation to continue.
A word about confidentiality…..
What happens in the therapy room is confidential between the individual and the counsellor. The only exception is when something is raised which suggests that a person could be at risk. We will discuss confidentiality in the first session, so you understand what it means for you and any possible limitations.
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