Anna is a 13 years old she lives in a blended family with mum, step-dad and two younger siblings. Anna has experienced multiple bereavements including the loss of her dad at a young age.
When Anna started counselling she was very guarded. However, over the course of several sessions she started to talk more in depth about her fears around identity, body image as well as complex family relationships.
Anna spoke about her anxiety and self-harm. She used counselling sessions to explore areas of her life that were historically and currently difficult for her. Anna identified the confidentially of counselling as essential in helping her to share the depth of her struggles.
She couldn’t specify how counselling helps but says she knows it does, it makes her feel lighter.