The teen years can be challenging! During this time, many adolescents experience difficulty with low self-esteem, peer conflict, fitting in, social expectations, academics, parental conflict, and physical well-being.
Often at the heart of many problems is relationship discord. Not only the relationship we have with other people but the one we have with ourselves. Girls in their teens are at a prime time to develop a lifelong self-relationship – learning to love themselves for who they are and where they are.
Girls tend to ruminate about their problems, spending their time dwelling on problems. This often leads them to feel sad and hopeless about situations and these problems remain the centre of their attention. While talking and sharing with others may promote healthy relationships with peers, it can also lead to more depressive symptoms.
Girls tend to analyse and discuss their problems. This often leads to a negative thought cycle. Often their peers are uncertain of what advice to give to their friends and they simply talk about an issue, rather than find constructive solutions.
Counselling for teen girls can change the landscape of the adolescent experience, and give them a strong foundation as they approach adulthood.