Benefits of professional counselling for young people, teenagers, parents and families:

  • Safe space to explore difficult and painful feelings
  • Compassionate, non-judgemental guidance and support
  • Tools and skills to cope with current issues and any future difficulties
  • Inspires the energy and creativity for change and promotes resilience

Counselling for young people, teenagers, families and parents:

  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or self harm
  • Bullying and anger management
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • Addictions
  • Gender identity, body image and eating disorders
  • Effective communication and boundaries
  • Coping with separation, caring, bereavement and grief
  • Caring for or coping with being a ‘Looked after Child’

‘Every generation, blames the one before, and all of their frustrations come beating on your door’. (Mike & the Mechanics, In the Living Years)

We all want to be loved, appreciated and valued for who we are and feel like we belong. Being a teenager, or being the parent or carer of a young person, can sometimes feel like the hardest job in the world. Resentments and differences can seem impossible and tensions can have a ripple effect on the rest of the family.

Within a family or as a young person, sometimes we don’t think that anyone is listening, understanding or really cares when support is needed. When things seem overwhelming, counselling can provide a breathing space to help you as a young person or a parent, improve whatever circumstances you find yourself in.

Counselling provides time and space to talk honestly about difficult and sometimes painful feelings, in a safe, confidential space.


Call now for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION to discuss your situation and current needs and an introduction to the services Branlan Counselling, West Lothian can provide.