Youth Counselling


I support young people through the challenges of the teenage years, alleviating stress from parents who have tried everything and enabling a more harmonious life between parent and teen.

My approach


The basic premise of my work with young people is the conviction that they themselves hold the answer and it´s my job to help them to find it.

I see myself as a provider of stepping stones for young people to cross the mire of teenagedom.

Stepping Stone

Emotional Issues

With regard to examining emotional issues that means providing a safe space, free of judgement or rebuke, where they can express and explore every feeling, thought or notion no matter how unpalatable it may seem to themselves or to others. I accept and value every seemingly challenging or provocative behaviour as a step along the path to discovering who they are, a step on the path to becoming a young adult. 

Stepping Stone

Learning Strategies

With regard to learning strategies I apply a growth mindset approach, where the focus is on the process rather than the outcome. I recognise and validate every single, small step in the right direction; I explicitly comment when good logic and thinking is applied, even if it initially leads to a wrong answer. The focus shifts from what is going wrong and what they can´t do to what is going right and what they already can do, strengthening self-belief and motivation, and also resilience as mistakes take on a different character. 

teenagers and risky behaviour Coach Augsburg
Stepping Stone

Communication

At the heart of good communication skills is the ability to adequately express own needs. The requirement for this is identifying what those needs are in the first place. We´ve all heard comments on the lines of “you never let me do anything I want to” – but what is the need behind this statement? It could be a need for autonomy – being able to make their decision or choice; or it could at that moment be a need for attention. By helping young people to recognise their needs and express them clearly a lot of conflict can be avoided and more harmonious exchanges take place.

What you can and can’t expect:


  • Counselling is confidential and non-judgmental, with all parties accorded equal positive regard.
  • My offer is not an offer of subject tuition, but rather a deeper look at the process of learning, independent of subject.
  • Counselling does not come with a guarantee of success, however ongoing evaluation of the process and outcomes will inform whether continuation is indicated.

Frequently asked Questions

If we decide during the conversation that it could be beneficial to proceed further we would arrange a time for a first session in person. This would take place in the practice and would involve a parent and the young person. While this session would be for both it may sometimes be helpful to speak to each party on their own.

A single session costs €80.
The cost of the first session is waived if you book at least one further session.

A single session is 50 minutes long.

This depends on the subject matter and the issues that come up. After a few sessions it may be possible to provide an estimate.

Usually the young person in question takes part in sessions alone (depending on age and the issue in question). However, I offer parent sessions at intervals, subject to this being in accordance with the subject matter and the wishes of all parties.

In order for any form of counselling to have an effect the participant must be willing to engage with it.
Scaling questions could help here. For example you could ask your child:
On a scale of 1-10, 10 being “very”, how happy are you with the current situation?
On a scale of 1-10, how much do you wish that something would change?

I can flexibly offer sessions in either German or English, being fluent in both languages.

I offer a number of social sessions where we decide together on a fair fee that is affordable for you. If the fee is a concern for you please feel free to contact me to discuss this.

If you don’t want to struggle on alone, take the next step!

1. telephone consultation

We decide whether and how I can help you and your child

3. Counselling

Weekly or fortnightly sessions without the parent

2. Initial consultation

Consultation in person where we can get to know each other

4. Regular review of the process

What is currently most pressing, quick wins, reevaluation of aims, including parent sessions

1. telephone consultation

We decide whether and how I can help you and your child

2. Initial consultation

Consultation in person where we can get to know each other

3. Counselling

Weekly or fortnightly sessions without the parent

4. Regular review of the process

What is currently most pressing, quick wins, reevaluation of aims, including parent sessions