Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of testing and transformation.
A period of growth and discovery that is often filled with excitement – and challenge. My overall aim in working with young people is to help them emerge from this period of challenge with a strong and healthy…
Our sense of self not only defines who we are, but who we are in relation to others. Finding and nurturing one’s authentic self is the most important developmental task facing all of us. Adolescence and young adulthood is the core period for exploring and defining our identity - finding out who we are and what we want.
During this time, we are confronted with the many possibilities and potentials of life – there are lots of questions to be answered – who am I, what do I value, what do I want to do with my life?
Sometimes, when our sense of self isn't built on a secure base, we may find it difficult to answer these questions - or to progress through life. Our maturation can be stalled by underlying issues to do with identity. Problems in this area can cause issues down the track and can prevent us from making the most of our lives. When things go wrong in this fundamental arena, it can unfold and spill into all areas of life and lead to ongoing problems, including serious mental illness. That is why I believe in working with young people to help them find - and strengthen - their sense of self.
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To learn more about me, how I work or to find out how to get in touch, please select from the links below. Also, for a further understanding of the work I do, I have included a series of articles that I've written on the subject of adolescent mental health. You can find them in the 'Blog' section. You can also find some helpful information on mental health and parenting.