Young Persons’, Teenage, Adolescent Counselling


Young Persons’/ Teenage/ Adolescent Counselling is delivered in Stirling by Rebecca Pfister and Margherita Sacca-Briody.


Children and adolescents can so often experience troubling times as they travel the path to being young adults.

Difficulties experienced along the way fall (broadly) into the following groups:

  • Relationships: e.g. family and peer group
  • School
  • Emotional or physical wellbeing
  • Loss
  • Behavioural issues

Sometimes a life experience catches them unaware e.g. the death of a person who is very significant in their life.  Relationship issues are a major feature for children and young people and the strong desire to be “one of the crowd”.  Self-esteem issues causing increased levels of anxiety have risen dramatically in recent times.

Self-harm and cyber bullying are also issues which currently cause great emotional pain for our young people.  The pressures mount when school exams are on the horizon and learning difficulties can compound the problem.  Family life and relationships at home can sometimes become complex and  this impacts on the child or young person.

Counselling brings an opportunity to meet with a non-judgmental, experienced professional.  This can help a young person to find their way through more difficult stages in their childhood or teen years.  Counselling can provide an increase in the young person’s self-belief and in their own inner resources to cope now and in the future.”


You may read this and be that person or be responsible for a young person who is troubled just now by one or more of these issues:

  • anxiety,
  • being on the autism spectrum,
  • bullying (including cyber bullying),
  • complications in relationships,
  • doubt over their own abilities,
  • exam stress or simply
  • exhausted by the pressures of the curriculum,
  • insomnia,
  • self-harm or
  • suicidal thoughts.


No matter how troubling your present circumstances may be for you, it can be a ‘nourishing’, supportive and positive step to share these difficulties with a counsellor in a professional, caring environment where your confidentiality is respected.