CBT and Youth Coaching for Teenagers
I have been a youth coach/life coach and CBT therapist for teenagers for many years and during that time I have been able to help many teenagers deal with the pressures of life in a much healthier way. I have helped teens deal with many issues such as bullying, peer pressure, anxiety, depression and stress.
I have also then helped them build up their self-esteem and self-confidence in the process. I use both the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and the life-coaching in my work with teens as both areas are often needed and utilised in my work. They interlink well with each other and this helps me with what the teen might be dealing with at the time.
Life coaching for teens although it seems relatively new has actually been around for years. It is about personal development for teenagers. How do they go through life’s challenges and pressures in a healthier way? How can they relate better with their siblings and parents? How can they deal with the pressure of exams better? I provide these young people with someone to talk to about anything and everything. A safe place. No judgement. Just clear constructive, positive ideas to help them feel better and live better.
Life coaching and CBT help me build a strong, professional relationship with each person that I work with and this is what helps teens to achieve their dreams and desires. I will help them identify their goals- what do they want to achieve- even when they have been told often that they can’t achieve something, I will help them to find a way.
I will help them follow through on their goals. I am here to help change destructive thinking and behaviour and teach your teen to want and use these new aspirations as a guide and to continue working towards their goals.
Teenagers are under a lot of pressure from family, peer pressure, schools and colleges. I will teach them to deal with that high level of stress and to identify coping strategies to help manage the stress better. Often after only a few sessions the young person is able to feel a sense of relief and to manage situations better.
A 19-year-old client of mine wrote- “I found myself in a very bad place as a child and again 8 months ago when my dad passed away. I am 19 and thought nobody could help me, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
“As soon as Jodechi starts talking you already feel better, she opened me up like a book and could read me instantly. I have been to many places in the past where I didn’t feel any connection or comfort, but Jodechi has completely changed my life. I have gone from being a nervous wreck to an ambitious young lady ready to start a positive future.
“I have overcome many challenges throughout my time with her, I would never have dreamt of driving on the motorway or using public transport all due to my anxiety, but within the last few weeks I have been up to London, used the transport, flown to Paris and up the Eiffel tower and used the motorway a lot. She has a lovely aura and a lovely perspective on life. Her smile is contagious and I guarantee she can help with any issue you may have.
“Thank you Jodechi”