Working with Young People

It’s not easy being a young person today! Pressures from parents, school, friends and social media can make you feel like you you’re being pulled in a million different directions at once. You might feel anxious about your future: Will I get into the right school? Will I get the right job? What happens if I make the wrong choice? You might feel confused about where you fit in or about who you really are and what you want from life. Sometimes, it all gets overwhelming.

I would like to give you the time and space to talk about the things that are bothering you and the things that are important to you. My style is warm, relaxed and non-judgemental. My goal is to give you a place where you can express yourself freely and find the answers to your questions, inside yourself.

Over the years, I have always enjoyed working with young people. I taught at a local primary school in Aylesbury for a number of years, working with children from 3 years to 11 years. I have spent some time as a volunteer telephone help worker for an eating disorders charity, based in Amersham. For the last two and a half years, I have been a volunteer counsellor with a youth service, working with clients from 11 years up to 21 years old, from all walks of life, with a wide variety of issues. I am also working as a school counsellor at a secondary school in Oxfordshire.

As a counsellor, I am committed to helping young people overcome the issues and challenges they face every day. Working together, I can help you navigate the sometime stormy seas of adolescence and hopefully make adulthood an exciting and rewarding destination.