Counselling Teens 13-17 yrs

Hello and Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to view this website.

We know it can be really scary when life is a struggle. It can be hard to know where to turn sometimes.

If school, parents or a family member can’t help, then you may be feeling quite lonely, angry, frustrated, stressed or sad and tearful. Recent statistics show that 1 in 10 young people between 5-16 yrs has no one to talk to at school. So you are not alone if this is the case. Whilst there is much campaigning to change this situation, that may not help you right now. Perhaps Courage2Be can help?

You may have noticed that you are withdrawing more from friends and family.

Life pressure these days can be really overwhelming, especially at school or college perhaps due to bullying, difficulties with teachers, struggling in class, exam stress, high expectations from others, having to follow the rules or simply feeling like you don’t belong or fit in.

You may be having relationship difficulties with friends, parents, or carers; you may even be a young carer yourself or your parents may be going through a divorce and your life has turned upside down.

Maybe people are always getting at you, there is too much arguing or they are just not listening. More painful still, you may be suffering from a loved one passing away or you may be feeling rejected or isolated in some way.

If you feel like you need a little extra support from someone who can really listen and help you to work through what’s going on to feel better and find that inner superhero in you; then please talk to your parent/guardian and ask them to refer you, by filling in the contact form on this page.

If you are under 18 then you will need parental or guardian consent for us to be able to work together.

If for some reason, you are unable to get permission, then don’t panic.  Here are lots of people and organisations that you can speak to for support.

Counselling Young People (Teens)


“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

E.E Cummings

Check out the ‘about us’ to find out more about  Courage2Be and what we can offer to support you through this difficult time.  It’s important that you feel comfortable, and that your counsellor feels right for you, so you would initially meet with our Lead Counsellor for an Initial Consultation to help give you all the information to decide.

Sometimes talking can be really difficult to start with, so there are lots of activities and resources within the room to engage with. What’s important is that we find a way of working that feel’s comfortable for you and that you are at the centre of the work at all times to ensure that you get what you need from us working together.

If Courage2Be is not the right fit for you to support your counselling journey, then check that they are part of a recognised governing body such as the BACP ,UKCP or NCS to ensure that they are working to ethical and professional standards. All of our counsellors are BACP members. See our article on finding the right counsellor for you. It is important that they feel like a good fit for you; someone who makes you feel comfortable and at ease when you meet them.

Whatever it is that has brought you to this website, please know that you have taken a huge and brave step in even think about counselling.

Courage2Be acknowledges this wholeheartedly and when the time is right for you and you have permission from a parent or guardian, then there will be a confidential, caring and non-judgemental space here, waiting for you, to help you make sense of what is going on for you and what the best way forward is. Please call Janine on 07887353151 or complete the contact form below if you would like any further information or if you and a parent/guardian, would like to arrange an Introduction/Consultation.

Contact Us

If you would prefer to contact us by phone, then please call Janine on 07887353151 or alternatively, please complete the Courage2Be Counselling Contact Form below.

Courage2Be Counselling Contact Form