At 8:16 I have provided counselling for teenagers who have been struggling with wide range of issues. These have included phobias, self harm, anger, problems at school, family difficulties and low self esteem. I aim to create a non-threatening and non-judgemental atmosphere. I hope this helps young people can express whatever they need to.
Many young people find they want to sit and talk things through. Others prefer to use things like some of the games or creative materials that I have available.
For many, 8:16 has proved to be the first place where they feel comfortable to tell things as they really are.
Although it can be difficult for a young person to come along for the first time, I work to make things as non-threatening and welcoming as possible. The vast majority of young people chose to come back for more sessions after they have been for the first time.