Adolescence Counselling

What is an adolescence counselling?

Is your Adolescence struggling in school? Feeling stressed out? Facing difficulties with friends? Causing tension at home? Unsure of what to do after high school? A trained adolescent counsellor helps an Adolescent by providing individual counseling in the following domains:

  • Personal/Social development
  • Academic development
  • Career development

The primary goal of Adolescent Counselling is to reduce barriers in academic performance. Barriers to academic success come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it is reducing anxiety, working on study skills, developing healthy friendships, facing problems in the home, setting goals or addressing bullying (to name a few), counselling provides a safe and confidential environment to speak with a caring professional counsellor who can support his or her development.

 

How can an adolescent counsellor help?

Through one-on-one counselling adolescents have the opportunity to explore their feelings, aspirations, and personal development in the following areas:

Personal & Social:

Adolescent will develop strong foundations for personal and social growth.

Examples:

  • Stress management
  • Acquire self-knowledge (values, attitudes, beliefs)
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Learn how to make and keep friends
  • Communication skills (with parents, adults, peers)
  • Coping with peer pressure

 

Academic:

Adolescents will learn to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize their ability to learn.

Examples:

  • Goal setting
  • Improving academic self-concept
  • Acquiring study skills for improved learning
  • Motivational techniques to achieve individual potential
  • Learn to balance studies, extra-curricular activities, leisure, family, etc.

 

Career:

Adolescent will develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge that will enable them to make a successful transition from school to the world or work, and from job to job across their lifespan.

Examples:

  • Develop career awareness
  • Employment-readiness skills (resume, interview skills, etc)
  • Acquire career information
  • Identify career goals
  • Better understanding of  personal interests and abilities

Similar to adult counselling, Adolescent counselling allows to feel heard, understood, and accepted in a safe, non-threatening, objective and confidential environment.