Adolescent Counselling 11 - 17 Year Olds in Birmingham

                         Welcome to TECC's Adolescent Counselling 

TECC Services has 15+ years extensive experience working with children and young people from a variety of settings and backgrounds, including those from the local authority and referrals made by GPs.

Adolescent counselling is a specialised area as it involves the transition from child to adulthood; a period of vulnerability where considerable emotional, psychological and physical change occurs. Whilst growing up can be fun and exciting, it can also be an overwhelming, lonely and stressful journey, which could benefit from support. Often teenagers will appear difficult, they refuse to talk to you and this is where TECC Services Birmingham may be able to assist a young person.

TECC Services recognise autonomy and acceptance as significant factors, which if directly experienced by young people can enable them to make informed decisions, which can promote their self esteem and confidence. We are aware of the barriers to counselling, which can often deter young people and actively provide an opportunity during the free initial assessment and introductory session to demonstrate how we work and our approach to counselling. We have found this initial meeting invaluable as young people have expressed their pleasant surprise and willingness to work with us as we are often told, “You’re not like everyone else”. This is the first step towards empowering a young person, enabling them to consciously take responsibility by agreeing to engage in therapy.

We ensure we find the right therapeutic approach to suit each young person, whether it is through counselling or something more creative. During the initial assessment you will get the opportunity to see the therapy room at our Centre in Birmingham and its resources and gain insight into how we approach adolescent counselling.

We make it our priority to build a safe and trusting relationship with all our young people so they feel confident exploring their difficulties. We strongly believe collaborative working between parents/carers, young people and counsellors is invaluable. This does not mean we will breach confidentiality, it means parents/carers can actively support the young person’s therapeutic process.

Young people can create a keepsake to take at the end of therapy, this can be a collage, book or supportive toolkit to enable them to feel empowered and valued. We have recognised and found this to be of great value and one that ensures the ending of the therapeutic relationship is managed, enabling the young person to leave with the confidence and experienced knowledge that even when things don’t feel or seem right they have the resilience to draw upon strategies learned to gain support for themselves and move forward.

counselling 11-17Some of the challenges a young person may be facing:
  • Bullying
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression, Anxiety, Stress
  • Attachment, Loss, Abandonment
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Issues At Home/School
  • Anger Management
  • Abuse/Trauma
  • Substance Misuse
  • Self Injury
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Surviving Sexual Abuse
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Multiple Placement Breakdowns
  • Sexuality

Referrals are accepted from private individuals, parents/carers, including referrals made by GP’s, Local Authorities, Residential Homes, Psychologists and organisations.

If you believe we could be of support, please do not hesitate to contact us at our Centre in Birmingham.