Some people get a little “weirded “out when they hear the word “counselling.” That’s okay. Basically, counselling is about talking to someone who knows a lot about many different issues that teens and youth face. We think of counselling as a conversation with someone who you can trust, who won’t judge you, and who wants to help. Often youth come for counselling because they are having problems with their parents or other family members. Sometimes they come because something “bad” has happened or they feel sad, lonely, anxious or confused.
Counselling can help with a lot of different problems like bullying or not getting along with others. Asking for help is a healthy thing to do and often takes strength and courage.