A counsellor’s primary role is to empower and enable young adults to find clarity in their feelings, how to deal with them, enabling them to come up with solutions to their problems themselves.
Please note the contents of your child/young person’s sessions will remain confidential between the themselves and the counsellor unless the counsellor feels there may be a safeguarding issue.
It’s important for your child/young person to feel they have privacy and are able to build a trusting relationship with their counsellor. They may wish to share what has been discussed however they may not and we would ask you to kindly respect their privacy.
If your child/person is Gillick competent (and over 13) then consent may not be required from parents. The counsellor will use their professional opinion to make their own decision.
Some helpful pointers to consider when talking to your child.
This A-Z guide from Young Minds, gives you advice on how to help your child with their feelings and behaviour, as well as mental health conditions and life events. It also show you where you can get help, including financial support for you and your family.