"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" - Eleanor Roosevelt
Adolescence is a time of radical developmental change and transition. The onset of puberty brings about major physical, hormonal, emotional and neurological changes. The brain itself undergoes a “re-configuration”. To the adolescent, much is unknown and this confusion is often articulated simply as the classic “I dunno.” Adolescence can be an unsettling period that young people can find bewildering to navigate. They are under pressure to accomplish much, from academic and social success to negotiating risky situations and first sexual encounters.
I work with adolescents to help them make sense of the changes they are experiencing, and consider alternative ways of thinking, feeling or behaving, with particular focus on areas such as low self-esteem, lack of confidence, bullying, peer group problems, parental conflict, affects of divorce and parental alienation, academic pressure, exam anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, sexual and gender issues.