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Why book teen counselling through Airtasker?

It can be a challenge to handle teens going through that phase of their lives, but Airtasker makes it easier to find a counsellor that can help them manage their energy and emotions better. Taking care of young adults can be difficult, especially since they’re discovering their individuality with much enthusiasm. So let’s get you started on the right kind of help to make your kid’s teenage phase less of a hassle.

Teen counsellors can help you make a better connection with your kid by understanding where they’re coming from when it comes to their behaviour. Having counselling for young people can help make your kid’s teenage phase more manageable, not just for him or her, but for those around them too!

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Top Teen Counselling related questions

Teenagers are in that phase of their lives where they want to break off and discover who they are and what they can do. Some of them may be struggling through depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, substance abuse and other mental health issues. Others may be exhibiting rowdy behaviour that can be difficult to contain. Teen counsellors can help you understand your teenage kid better and help them get through this developmental phase.

The best answer to this is a counsellor that your teenage kid can be most comfortable with. Thankfully, ratings based on previous clients shown on Airtasker can give you a glimpse of a Tasker’s capabilities – how they handled their energy, how they tackled their issues, and how they created a better dynamic between the teenage kid and the rest of the family.

If your teen is diagnosed with the condition that would require medication, then yes, there would be prescriptions involved. This, however, varies per case and would depend solely on your teen’s needs. Again, this is something best consulted with a counsellor – from the basis of diagnosis to potential side effects and needed support to get used to the medication until recovery should there be that need.

It would depend on how receptive you are to the suggestions of the counsellor. However, technology now affords us ways to do these consultations and sessions remotely, which some counsellors are taking advantage of. To truly ensure that the online counselling is effective, communication between the teen, the counsellor and other parties involved is key regardless of whether the sessions are conducted face to face or remotely.

It depends per case – on how receptive the teen is to the counsellor’s advice and how complicated their case is (if there’s a need for group or family counselling). It also depends on the approach that the counsellor is taking while guiding them through the process. It is best to discuss this in detail with your chosen teen counsellor.

No, your teen will only work with the counsellor you choose. The only reason there would be a change in counsellors is if, for any reason, you’re no longer content with the services that they provide and would like to continue your teen’s counselling journey with a different counsellor. You may discuss these in more detail with your counsellor of choice.

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What do teen counselling services include?

Teen counselling does not solely mean correcting a problematic teen. There are many kinds of counselling aimed at more holistic development and may also involve the teen’s family and those around them in the process. Booking teen counselling near you via Airtasker will let you avail of these services and more:

Behavioural counselling

A signature mark of teenage life is that phase where one would be rowdy, angsty and rebellious – valid feelings, but these might need looking into if left unchecked. A good teen counsellor would pinpoint the reason behind such behaviour and try to understand a patient before creating a plan towards a better disposition and more control with his/her emotions brought about by that phase in life.

Family counselling

More than the individual, treating a teen’s problems may also involve the whole family. There has to be a mutual understanding between the family and the teen on how to better interact at home, improve communications, and deal with emotions to ensure a harmonious relationship between all household members. A troubled teen may also benefit from support within their immediate surroundings which tend to be family members, so having the entire household on board could be better overall – something you can only get with parent-teen counselling.

Group counselling

Teens tend to think that they are misunderstood. So it makes sense that having counselling with like-minded people would help them change their ways more effectively because they have a support group in the same situation. In group counselling, teens share their troubles and how they cope and listen to their peers’ perspectives on dealing with specific situations and feelings, all while being moderated by a counsellor fit for the job.

Specialized counselling

There are other ways to deal with a teen’s troubles that you might find appealing and worth taking a shot. These are play and art therapists that let teens channel their feelings towards something more productive and appreciable. Perhaps a focus on health and wellness to keep them in shape not only emotionally but also physically. Or consider building skills through coaching. If the idea of traditional counselling is something that a teen is having difficulty grasping, perhaps a more approachable kind of counselling is something you could consider.