Dorothy Frear BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Young People

As a young person these days, there is more pressure than ever placed on you to cope with everything from relationships to deciding what you want to do in life. There may be high expectations from family, friends, the education system and work to achieve and cope with all aspects of life. You may be struggling alone to cope with the responsibilities of adulthood. It might be that you need help and support in finding your own direction in life and make your own decisions. You may want to discuss how to become an individual in your own right and overcome the pressure of disapproval from others.
Relationships with peers and others together with performance issues at school, college, university and workplace are often problematic and stressful. Counselling can help and support you in making decisions for yourself.

Counselling is for anyone who feels they need to talk. It could be because of something in particular you are worried about. It could be because of the way you are feeling about a lot of things, or life in general. It could be to help you make decisions about something in your life.
Counselling will give you the opportunity to talk to someone who will listen carefully and help you work through your problems or issues. In counselling you will not be judged or told what to do.
Some of the issues that you might want to talk about may include:
• Abuse
• Self-harm
• Suicide thoughts and attempts
• Alcohol and drugs
• Sexuality and sexual identity
• Anxiety
• Exam stress
• Relationships
• Pregnancy and abortion
• Panic attacks
• Family issues
• Being a young carer
• Your future, jobs and qualifications
• Addictions including porn
• Sleeping and nutrition
• Eating disorders
• Bullying and fitting in with others
• Low self-esteem and self-loathing
• Gaining independence
I can offer you a space where you can explore what is important to you. I will ensure that you are treated with respect, taken seriously and not told what to do. You will be free to express exactly how you feel and together we can begin to unravel choices available to you and how you would like your life to progress.
Counselling can help you to make sense of it all and enable you to make the right choices for your future.

Experience with young people


I presently work as a volunteer counsellor at Castlegate Advice and Guidance for young people ages 16 to 25. The issues young people bring to counselling include a variety of the types of issues listed above. In private practice, many of the people I see are university students and young people with a wide range of issues.

I also have experience in working with disabled clients and can arrange home visits if necessary.

I have more than 25 years’ experience of working with young people age 16 and above in the Further Education/Sixth Form College sector.
I work with students as an academic coach and mentor to improve study skills, build confidence and develop organisational skills. I can also provide private tuition for A’ level Chemistry and can help in a variety of ways with UCAS applications, CVs and making decisions about future career choices.

If you would like to arrange an initial session
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ring me on 07934 124654

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