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.
Counselling for Teenagers can assist in a wide variety of issues, some of them include:
- 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
- School related problems
- Self esteem issues and identity