According to Anibha Palit “Teenagers are the most misunderstood people on earth. They are treated as children and expected to behave as adults.”
It is no surprise that teenagers in South Africa face many challenges. It is also no surprise that teenagers go through numerous changes within their adolescent years these include interpersonal changes, physical changes, social changes, emotional changes, sexual changes as well as what to do with regards to their future. It’s a very confusing and frustrating part of life.
Giving teenagers the necessary space where they are able to talk about their feelings and thoughts could assist them through these growing pains.
Being a student is an exciting phase in one’s life as it is the start of their studies in building their own future. However, being a student also comes with numerous challenges. The leap between high school and university is quite vast and adjusting to these different phases might be extremely challenging. Many students face anxiety, stress and depression. They are also faced with past traumas and experiences that they might not have dealt with that arise. Many students also face family-issues and relationship issues.
Young Adult Counselling
The phase of young adulthood is quite a daunting experience as it is the first phase of adulthood. It is filled with big decisions and new beginnings. Due to the rapid and numerous changes during this phase it can be categorised as one of the most overwhelming phases of life.
Counselling will allow individuals to work through personal experiences to guide them towards better emotional and mental wellbeing. Counselling offers a safe and confidential space to talk and open up in.
Counselling for Teenagers, Students and Young Adults can assist in a wide variety of issues, some of them include:
- Dealing with Loss and Grief
- Family issues
- Divorce and Separation
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Time management
- Relationship issues
- Suicidal thoughts and attempts
- Developing coping skills
- Adjusting to difficulties
- Work related problems
- School related problems
- Self esteem issues and identity