You might be experiencing problems at school, issues with your parents or generally not feeling like yourself.
Counselling lets you talk about how you feel, separate from school and home life and can help you get back to enjoying life.
What can I expect in counselling?
You can expect to be helped by a supportive and non-judgmental counsellor either at our Relate Centre in Douglas, or you might see a counsellor in school.
You can be referred by a teacher, social worker, or you can ask to see a counsellor yourself – what you say is confidential unless the counsellor is worried about your safety.
How can counselling help me?
Many of our young clients tell us that they feel happier after they see a Relate counsellor and are better able to deal with their problems. In some cases, the Relate counsellor helped them to concentrate better at school or college, or get on better with their friends and family.
"Young people hate being talked down to. As a young person’s counsellor you have to be open and honest and give your clients time to open up. When my clients leave they thank me, but I tell them that they have done the hard-work as it isn’t easy talking about the big things that are worrying them."
Talk to someone
Talk to a trained counsellor Private and confidential Completely anonymous