I have worked and supported young people for over a decade; those affected by bullying and cyber-bullying, social, technology and behaviour problems and suffering with poor mental health and emotional issues.
The young people I work with may be feeling low, depressed, angry, scared, anxious, have low self-esteem, negative body image, self harming or using alcohol and drugs. They may be confused about their identity or sexuality or what they want to do with their lives when they finish their education.
Perhaps you are worried about the amount of time you are spending using technology but just cant stop. Are you spending most of your time gaming, taking and posting 'selfies' or checking updates and who is looking at or commenting on your pictures and posts on your social networking sites? Are you looking at things online or feeling pressured to send and receive pictures that you wouldn't want your grandma to see?!
If this sounds like you and you are worried that you may be developing a technology addiction, you may want to consider counselling. The goal of counselling is to help individuals either reduce or stop their addiction altogether. I offer a safe and confidential space to talk about what is bothering you; whether it's school, parents, friendships, bullying, your mental or emotional health, pressure to achieve, boyfriend/girlfriend issues, exam stress, feeling like you don’t fit in or anything else that is troubling you.
I am not here to tell you what to do, but rather to listen and provide a safe and confidential environment for you to explore your difficulties. Together, we can find a way to help you move forward.
Feel free to contact me, if you have any questions, in the contacts section.