A YouGov survey for the Foundation found that almost one in four 18-24-year-olds say reality television shows make them ashamed of their own appearance. In more than a third of viewers, this led to feelings of anxiety and depression.
It’s easy for young people to overlook the many ways in which online images may be fake - so it’s important to talk to them about why people filter their lives in this way, and what effect it’s likely to have.
Counselling helps you to focus on and understand more clearly the issues that concern you. By respecting your own values, choices and lifestyle, the counsellor can work together with you towards making choices or changes that are right for you.
Counselling will take place on a weekly basis, each session lasts 30 or 60 minutes. A contract will be made to work with you for 4 sessions and then evaluate if further counselling is required.
The first meeting will consist of a detailed assessment and evaluation of the situation presented by the pupil. The counsellor will also explain the nature of the work and what the pupil might expect. Goals and objectives of counselling will be established at this point.
Pupils will be seen individually, but sometimes group counselling can be organised.