Why do we need it?
Our young people are living in an ever pressurised and competitive environment. In my experience the demands on young people are far greater than they were 10 or 20 years ago. The world is ever shifting and the parameters by which we live are constantly changing. The impact of this on young people is one of increased stress and anxiety.
It can feel that young people are on a never ending hamster wheel. There are expectations that they have on themselves which are compounded by the expectations of society. The pressure to ‘fit in’, plan and know what they want to do in the immediacy and the future can cause them not to cope. There can be a sense of just ‘muddling through’ without really knowing how to motivate themselves and take control of their lives with confidence and empowerment.
I have worked with a significant number of young people during my career as a clinician in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and in my experience I believe that if some of those young people had received skilled targeted mentorship and coaching during significant changes in their life they may not have required specialist mental health input after those transitions and into young adulthood.
Skilled youth coaching is an early intervention to support the emotional and psychological strains that significant change can have on an individual.
“I came to Helen during a very difficult time in my life, and it was definitely a life-changing decision, one I’m very glad I made.
Her compassionate and down to earth approach made me feel at ease and her professional insight gave me the skills I needed to move forward and better myself. I would highly recommend Helen to anyone wishing to do the same” Lily
Book yourself in for your free 30 minute introductory Skype call. This session will give you a taste of what coaching is like with me - we’ll get to know each other and you can ask all the questions you have about coaching and how I can help you.
30 min Skype
- An introductory conversation online to get a taste of what coaching is like with me and discuss further options.
- Initial Consultation of 90 minutes wherein I will gain an understanding of the difficulties you may be experiencing.