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Teenagers Support

Teenagers are often confused and maybe overwhelmed with the situations they experience in life.
 
At Watershed Counselling we specialise in working with children and teenagers to cope with the stressors and anxieties such as school bullying, family conflicts, divorce and transition difficulties.
If your child is experiencing attention deficit disorder, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and behaviour disorder Watershed Counselling has proven services that help families and teenagers find a way to pass through the challenges of teenage years.

 

The most common problems among adolescents relate to:

Recent growth and development struggles that can change:

Childhood illnesses that continue into adolescence​

Psychosocial disorders are more common during adolescence than during childhood, and many unhealthy behaviours begin during childhood. Having an eating disorder, poor diet, obesity, smoking, using drugs, and violent behaviour can lead to acute health problems, chronic disorders, or morbidity later in life.

The consequences of risky or illegal behaviours:

  • injury

  • legal consequences

  • pregnancy

  • infectious diseases

  • substance use disorders

Diagnosed Mental health disorders:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – low concentration, cannot sit still, interrupts others talking

  • Conduct Disorder – aggressive, deceitful, disobeys rules (behavioural problems)

  • Anxiety Disorder – restlessness, panicking, trouble sleeping

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) – hostile, anger episodes

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – does not make eye contact, uses noises to get attention, does not pick up on others expressions

  • Eating Disorders – unhealthy relationship with food, over or undereating

  • Depression – long periods of sadness, irregular sleeping, mood swings, crying, self-esteem issues

  • Learning Disorders – does not speak, repeats a few words, learning difficulties

 

Working with teenagers over phone and video has been an easy transition through pandemic. While many adults are struggling to use Zoom to connect with their colleagues, teenagers are already fluent with Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom and have been using these to get in touch with us this year. On holidays, while they are missing their friends school interaction, they are stuck at home with their parents, we find teenagers need an outlet outside of their house to talk to.

  Who am I, where am I going, and how do I relate to all of these people in my life?

When you are ready to talk,

Call me for 15 minutes free talk 0491 767 943 or fill up the form in the contact heading.