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Adolescent Coaching Cape Town

Our children and youth in contemporary South Africa struggle with challenges that we as adults find hard to understand. Children are under enormous pressure to perform academically, socially and on the sports field.

What happens when our children do not meet these expectations? When we feel that our children are not reaching their full potential, coaching is the answer. The coaching work I do with adolescents is less stigmatized than seeing a therapist, as there is no shame in saying ‘I am going to see my coach’. My coaching work with children involves a positive approach using Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. The adolescents I work with find the sessions to be stimulating and enjoyable as I provide a safe environment for them to explore their developing personalities, feelings and abilities. I work closely with the parents of my adolescent clients and enrol them in the process to be my co-coaches, in order to be as effective as possible in their child's intervention.

 

My adolescent clients are generally dealing with the following concerns:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) all types

Divorce

Social Skills Difficulties

Academic Underachievement

Motivational Difficulties

Being a victim of bullying

Bullying

Childhood Anxiety

Childhood Depression

Family Relations

Identifying Learning Difficulties/ Barriers

Coaching for optimal well-being academically, socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Lack of motivation

Career Guidance

Study Skills

Parent-teen conflict

Extra time in exams assessments

CV development

Emotional Intelligence Development

Personal Agency Development