Young people and teenagers need support as much as anybody. Possibilities offers counselling that makes a difference
Are you feeling stressed-out and struggling to cope? Are relationships causing you problems? Is your self-worth very low? Are you overcome with worry, doubts and anxiety? Are you very self-conscious and feeling low or depressed?
We specialise in counselling teenagers and adolescents aged 12-19 years old. We can help you deal with emotions and issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and relationship problems. All our therapist and counsellors are DBS checked, highly qualified, UKCP registered, experienced, and professionally registered, so you can be assured we know how to help.
Benefits of Possibilities counselling
Just talking with someone who really listens and doesn’t judge you is often a great relief.
We’ll always take your opinion seriously and work with you to understand your struggles, when you’re feeling very confused or uncertain about what is happening in your life.
We provide a safe and confidential place where you can talk about any issues without fear of being blamed or criticised.
We’re here to help you through the problems you’re facing using the most effective methods.
Our counsellors help you develop new ways of overcoming worries and issues.
We can help you better manage stress and pressure, deal with relationship issues and reduce unhelpful behaviours or habits. We help you explore the best ways forward.
Help you recognise and acknowledge your strengths.
There are many challenges and decisions to consider during adolescence, from your identity, self-consciousness, self-worth, relationships, sexual issues, career paths and education, to issues with family and friends, we’re here to help you find better ways through what you’re going through.
Confidence, self-acceptance and communication skills are some of the areas we can help you improve.
We can help you make progress in the areas you identify and show you how to build on your strengths.
Addressing issues now can help you build a more solid foundation from which to launch yourself into your future life.
Your future can be greatly affected by the experiences you face during this period of your life. It is best to address any issues now before you become too stuck.
We view the problem as the problem, we never see you as the problem.
Through no fault of your own, you can find yourself struggling with stresses, anxieties, anger, unhappiness, behavioural issues, sexuality, and relationship issues. Many young people benefit from counselling to help them manage these issues better.
In counselling, what you choose to do and if you choose to make any changes, is entirely your decision.
We’ll never force you to do something you don’t want to do. The changes you wish you to make are your choice. If you wish, we can offer some guidance.
Information for teenagers
The thought of seeking help can be difficult, especially if you struggle to talk to people or you feel judged when you do. At Possibilities, we appreciate things can be complicated and hope to help you move things forward at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Please note, that individual therapy with teenagers is private and confidential unless the young person has provided their permission to share specific content with specific people. The only exception to this is when someone is thought to be in danger of harm.
Information for parents
If parents of teenagers or young people are concerned and would like the opportunity to discuss how best to address their worries without their teenager present, we’re happy to arrange a separate initial parents counselling appointment.
Alternatively, if appropriate, we can arrange for young people and their parents to meet with us together to consider their issues. We would usually only consider this as an option if the young person is in agreement with such a proposal. If both parents and teenagers feel this is a good option to take, please book a family therapy appointment.
How long do meetings last?
Unless other arrangements are made, the initial meeting and subsequent meetings will last 50 minutes.
Is teenage counselling 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 only exception to this is when the young person or another person is in danger in some way.
Allow us to reassure you that professional help is at hand. We offer services that aim to reduce the fear and uncertainty about getting help. Arrange an initial consultation ‘taster’ session to discuss your needs, in privacy and comfort, to obtain a sense of how we help and for if this is the right direction for you.
And the day came when the risk (it took) to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
What our previous clients have said
I experienced severe trauma and developed a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which meant I wasn’t coping well with day to day life. With CBT Therapy at Possibilities, I’ve made a number of positive changes. It was a struggle at times but my psychotherapist helped me feel safe and capable as we worked through things. I’m now back at work and my confidence is growing. I have a life again. I’m so glad I took that scary first step and called. If you’re feeling unsure, I highly recommend you call them too.
– JT, Aberdeenshire: Trauma Counselling Aberdeen.
I thought my life wasn’t worth living. My depression convinced me I was worthless and useless and my situation was hopeless. If you’re feeling something similar, go to Possibilities. They made an enormous difference to my life and they can do the same for you.
– AD, Aberdeen: Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Depression.
My relationship with my partner has vastly improved. We’re more able to communicate and we’re spending more time together and having fun! I can’t believe we were on the verge of separating when we contacted Possibilities as a last resort. I can’t thank them enough.
– SMcM, Aberdeenshire: Couples Counselling Aberdeen.
Possibilities was outstanding. I’ve overcome my anxiety and have the tools to keep it at bay should I need them in the future.
– MK, Aberdeen: CBT Therapy for Anxiety.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.