Youth coaching and mentoring

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Coaching support that cares. Confidential conversations can make the difference

Individual coaching and mentoring for young people who might feel overwhelmed by the stresses and anxieties of school and home life. Coaching empathetic with the adventure of growing up that can impart valuable life skills and the kind of non judgemental support in times of change.

  • Be coached in a safe, supportive and challenging way that inspires your personal growth and achievement at school
  • Build your confidence in social situations
  • Set and achieve goals with your courses and your passions
  • Learn to manage stress
  • Discuss difficult issues

As a parent, it is not unusual to wonder what is going on in a teenagers mind. As a father of 4 boys it was no different for me. It can be difficult not to worry. You wonder if they are getting the support they need. Often it’s not easy to understand the kind of challenges they are facing in this fast changing world and more often than not your lines of communication with them are wobbly at best. Watching them experience difficulties in a world that seems alien to you can be confusing and distressing.. You are keen to help but not sure how to start. If you want your child to receive support, yet believe that you are not the right person to give it to them, one solution can be to hire me or another youth coach you sense could be the right kind of person for them. Alternatively your teenager might need help to gain more clarity to help with decisions, what courses to pursue etc. You might feel you need a mentor to help guide and support your teenager deal with systems or people or how to  gain the agency from others so important when  navigating school, college of workplace  systems. My long experience in education with young people face with exactly this could be what you are looking for. My aim is not to stand in a parents, teacher or friend. I offer impartial, trustworthy support without any judgement. I can give a young person the chance to vent freely and confidentially about anything they want. This may include school and family life, friends, sexual issues or anything else that happens to be on their mind.

Benefits for teenagers

During any transitional point in our lives, it can be easy to lose sense of who we are, what we are worth and where we are heading. Change is fast and confusing because it is happening not only around us but chemically and physically in our bodies and this plays out with swings of the emotional system throws the way we think about things. Being able to talk in a trusting and listening ear can help give a voice to these worries and many of these tensions to can relax by themselves.

Becoming your own person is never more challenging than as a teenager. Expectations from others can exasperate. Having the knowledge and confidence to make big decisions out of reach. “And I have to keep everyone happy … right?” We would work creatively together to gain clarity about where you are now, where to go next and how to move forward smoothly towards that much better state or place. I can support you through the process of be in the side wings as a place to turn when needed.