Children and Young People

Children and young people have many advantages in today’s society, but they also have many pressures. Sometimes these become overwhelming, and can be expressed through behaviours which are unhelpful, and sometimes distressing, to the child or adolescent as well as for those around them. Stress, anxiety, and trauma can also be expressed through physical illness. The earlier that young people have help in addressing these symptoms and behaviours, the more quickly and completely they can get back on track and move on; they will be happier, and their families will be happier. It’s never too early to address emotional issues, but it can sometimes be unnecessarily difficult when it’s left too late.

One of the most precious gifts we can give our children is the resilience to cope with whatever challenges life may put in their paths. Resilience techniques are learnt best when children and young people are thriving. Sarah offers resilience training either towards the end of counselling, or to flourishing children and young people as a stand-alone.

How it can help you

Counselling for young people may include resolving:

Trauma – from bullying, abuse, medical procedures
Phobias – including school phobia
Pain – where it has no detectable medical diagnosis
Stress Psychophysiological issues
Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

Young people may also use counselling as psychological coaching to enhance performance in:

Resilience training



Please do get in touch with Sarah if you would like to book an appointment or hear more about her counselling in Guildford, Farnham, and Haslemere. Sarah offers a free 20-minute phone conversation to discuss the counselling or coaching plan that would work best for you. To contact Sarah, please call 07912 357 366, or email