Counselling for Young People
Tilehouse Therapeutic Services provides professional counselling for young people. This service is offered to any young person aged 13 up who feels in need of support.
"Without Tilehouse I would have definitely flunked by GCSEs. I’m attending school regularly again now and back on track"
"I found that talking about my problems meant that I didn’t need to cut myself any more. I realised that there are much better ways to release my pain"
When is counselling useful?
Young people come for counselling for all kinds of reasons. The kinds of things you might want to talk through might include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Drug, alcohol and food-related issues
- Abuse and neglect
- Self-harming and suicidal thoughts
- A traumatic experience like abuse, violence or a significant change or loss
- Health including sexual health
- Bereavement and loss
- Sexuality and gender identity
- Bullying, racism and sexism
- School stress and academic pressure
What you tell you Counsellor is confidential, and you can expect what you say to be treated with sensitivity, respect and discretion. However, in order to ensure the quality of counselling, all counsellors have regular consultative support in supervision. Identifying details of individual clients are witheld. The only circumstances in which confidentiality would be broken is when a counsellor considers someone to be at risk of serious harm. Ideally, and in the majority of cases this is done with a client's full knowledge.