Youth Counselling

Youth counsellors work exclusively with the young person or where appropriate in partnership with their family and a Youth Focus Family Counsellor. Youth Focus provides a friendly, confidential and professional service for young people who are in need of counselling and support.

Our Counsellors are trained professionals with the skills necessary to assist young people in identifying coping strategies to deal with issues associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Youth counselling appointments are free of charge and available at our office.

Counsellors will assist young people experiencing the following:

  • Feeling unhappy, moody or irritable a lot of the time
  • Feelings of emptiness or numbness
  • Losing interest and pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Change in appetite, eating habits or weight
  • Change in sleeping habits
  • Tiredness, lack of energy and motivation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling bad, worthless or guilty or being overly critical of oneself
  • Negative or ‘down on yourself’ thoughts
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Periods of intense fear or anxiety
  • Unwanted thoughts and fears
  • Uncontrollable and unrealistic worry about everyday situations
  • Deliberate acts of self harm or injury as a way of coping with difficult or painful feelings

If you are a young person seeking support for any of these issues or if you know of someone who may need some help please call Youth Focus on (08) 6266 4333.

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