About Child & Adolescent Counselling
Whilst Adam is qualified in a variety of approaches to working and supporting with Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing concerns, an area of specialisation is working with young adults, teenagers and children.
Any parent or carer will know that young people, regardless of age, potentially face a host of emotional challenges in life which they are usually able to successfully work through by themselves. However, sometimes something can happen in a young persons life that they find difficult to cope with, or their usual methods of coping or natural resilience find getting them through is more of a challenge and they need some additional support. Again, in most cases, that support can be found from the positive and caring relationships around them, but sometimes external help is still necessary.
Issues such as bullying, bereavement, parent separation, as well as other life challenges can all leave a young person feeling desperately low and angry. This desperate or angry state can be demonstrated in a number of ways by the young person, which can be scary for both them and for loved ones and at times, what's seen on the outside doesn’t bare an obvious link to what's going on for the young person on the inside. A situation which can be scary and bewildering for all concerned.
Adam & Adolescent Experience
As well as having been an adolescent himself, Adam has extensive experience of working with and supporting young people facing a variety of emotional difficulties and life challenges. He has worked with young people and adolescents within the NHS for over eight years and within a variety of settings, including young peoples inpatient mental health wards, schools, and community settings.
Adam has also been invited into organisations such as the Scouts and Sea Cadets to provided support and education to staff who work with, or find themselves having to support young people presenting in emotional distress and provided education on the subject of young peoples mental health at London South Bank University.
Alongside this extensive practical experience Adam maintains his registration as a Clinical Specialist Practitioner for Mental Health with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and also holds qualifications in Systemic Child Focused Practice, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Adam is also committed to and receives regular supervision and is DBS Checked to Enhanced level, allowing you to be confident that your child is in safe and experienced hands.
Areas of Specialisation
- Depression & Low Mood
- Low self esteem
- School issues including exam stress
- Deliberate Self Harm
- Anger and Aggression
- Parental Separation
- Young People having survived Sexual & Physical Abuse
All services are structured around the guidance listed within the Counselling Session Structure and Costs tab.