Teenage counselling Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire therapy for adolescents and young people can help with a wide range of problems, such as: depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues.
All our psychotherapists are very experienced, highly qualified and professionally registered. All have undergone safety CRB checks.
Please note: we provide a professional service. We do not use volunteer and/or non-qualified, non-registered counsellors.
Teenage and Adolescent Counselling Aberdeen can help with the following issues: unhappiness, stress, worry, anxiety, panic, depression, anger, trauma or post-traumatic stress (PTSD), social anxiety, excessive shyness, bereavement, grief and loss, phobias, sexuality, eating distress, weight management, school and work concerns, relationship difficulties, confidence, drug misuse, exam stress and more.
- You may not necessarily be experiencing any major issues and just feel 'out of sorts' or confused and unhappy with your life and situation.
- You may just want help to make sense of things or to strengthen your relationships with your self and others.
- You may just need someone independent and non-judgemental with whom to discuss a confidential issue.
- Or you may need some help with developing your personal strengths and confidence.
No problem is too small to be addressed at counselling for teens and young people Aberdeen.
Teenagers, adolescents and young people's counselling Aberdeen covers early, mid and late adolescence, from secondary school upwards into early adulthood (12 - 19 years old).
"Only that day dawns to which we are awake." Thoreau
Teenagers Counselling Aberdeen: 10 Benefits of Counselling
1. Sometimes just talking with someone who really listens and doesn’t judge you is a great relief.
2. In counselling, what you choose to do and if you choose to make any changes, is entirely your decision.
3. The 'teenage' counsellor provides a safe and confidential place where you can talk about all issues without fear of being blamed or criticised.
4. In counselling for adolescents and young people, the counsellor helps you develop ways of overcoming worries, managing stress and pressure, dealing with relationship issues and unhelpful behaviours or habits.
5. Being able to recognise and acknowledge your strengths, not just your weaknesses, and strengthening your relationships are often important outcomes of teen counselling.
6. Teenager counselling Aberdeen can help you improve confidence, self-acceptance and communication skills.
7. Addressing issues now, with help from a therapist, can help you build a more solid foundation from which to launch your self into your future life.
8. Addressing issues now can also be much easier than later when issues may become more entrenched.
9. Psychotherapy for adolescents and young people can help you understand why problems or issues have emerged.
10. Rather than see the problem as a deficit or fault in yourself, you can more helpfully and usefully, learn to view the problem as the problem .... not you. This is another very beneficial skill learned in counselling.
Art work by Lara Johnston (16)
Our highly qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists(UKCP registered) at Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre Aberdeen, provide a safe place to hear your concerns and help you decide if you would like anything to be different in your life and how this might happen. There is no pressure to make any changes you don't want to make.
How long do meetings last?
Unless other arrangements are made, the initial meeting and subsequent meetings will last approximately 50 minutes.
Is 'Teenagers Counselling Aberdeen' easy to get to?
Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre is easily reached from Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Stonehaven, Ellon, Portlethen, Montrose, Arbroath, Forfar, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Moray, Grampian and North East Scotland. The service is in central Aberdeen. (Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.)
"A dream is the bearer of new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope."
Is adolescent counselling/psychotherapy confidential?
If a young person is already being seen by us, and a parent would like to discuss progress, please note that we are bound by confidentiality and require the young person's permission to discuss any aspects of their therapy with a parent or anyone else. The exception to this is when the young person is at risk in some way.
Information for parents of teenagers and young people
If parents of teenagers or young people are concerned and would like the opportunity to discuss with us how best to address worries without their teenager present, they can arrange a separate initial consultation appointment. (For more information, please see: Counselling for Parents.)
Alternatively, it is sometimes appropriate, depending on the nature of the concerns, for young people and their parents to meet with us to consider issues together. We would usually only consider this as an option if the young person is in agreement with such a proposal. For more details about what happens in joint meetings involving parents and young people, please see: Family Therapy.
To make an appointment for Teenagers Counselling Aberdeen or to find out more about our services, please contact Tracey Johnston, Clinical Director,
Please contact us or get someone such as a parent, relative or professional to contact us on your behalf. (See the contact details below.)
If you would like to bring a parent or other significant person along with you for the initial meeting, we are very happy to accommodate this.
All communications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.
Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
14 - 20 John Street