You don’t have to have “a problem” to come to see me. Sometimes the “problem” could be adolescence! – Acorn Therapy

I offer professional counselling for teenagers, adolescents, students and young adults in Taunton and Somerset. Contact me to request an appointment.

Teens and young people have always had struggles, but right now, there are added difficulties that dint exist years back. The world is changing at a fast pace and our teenagers have pressure they don’t know how to manage.

Does it mean you are a failure as a parent if your young person needs to see a counsellor? absolutely NOT. I would never take your role, I only compliment and sometimes give a different objective perspective without no judging your parenting skills.

Most young people under 18 with psychological problems don’t get help, but therapy can be a successful option for teens and adolescents who are not coping.

counselling for teenagers in Taunton

Why counselling?

We all feel down sometimes, talking to someone can really help. Growing up can raise all sorts of challenges, seeking intervention can be difficult but it is a brave thing to do.

Counselling could help the young person and family to cope better with the difficulties

I don’t pass judgement on what you have done (or what you haven’t done) and I work with you to get to where you want to be in life. I don’t offer magic fixes but a collaborative space between the young person, parents and me the therapist could bring reasonable results.

Why work with me?

I have considerable experience working with Teenagers and young people in schools and colleges, supporting young people aged 13-19 years old providing a safe, friendly environment to talk.

I am here to listen to you; I won’t judge, I won’t tell people what to do and I won’t give out any personal information. What I will do is try to help the young person explore your feelings and make positive decisions for yourself.

If you find it difficult to talk, there are other creative ways that we can use to work together to help you make sense of what’s going on for you.

What can we talk about?

I am an integrative counsellor working privately and directly with young people to help with issues such as:

     Going to a new school
 Self-harm, self-injury and limiting behaviours
 Sexuality
 Anxiety
 Anger and rebellion
 Depression and low mood
 Stress and anxiety
 Stuckness – fear of growing up
 Panic attacks
 Power struggles with others
 Self-esteem and identity
 Emotional resilience
 Neuroscience: the teenage brain
 Eating Disorders
 Mindfulness and Wellbeing
 Exam stress and revision techniques
 Parents separation and divorce
 Coping with change, going to university

How I work to help you…

I work with young people 1:1 in the same way I work with adults. The benefit of being heard, of having your experiences valued and validated unconditionally and without judgement, can help untangle your thoughts and feelings, helping you to feel better.

I will support you to understand the struggles you are experiencing, develop strategies and ways to look at things differently.
Together we will develop the life skills to live in a more grounded and confident way.

I won’t tell you what to do or how you “should” do things, you are the best expert on your life. We work together in a respectful, safe and confidential way.


Ready to give it ago?
Get in touch to book your first session.


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