Adolescent and Young Adult Counselling

At times adolescents and young adults can feel stressed, overwhelmed, depressed, and anxious.

Illness in the family or a personal cancer diagnosis can be particularly stressful for a young person. In addition to the emotions adults encounter, young people may experience additional difficulties due to low self esteem, finding their identity, peer pressure, challenges of puberty, bullying, school and exam stress.

Feelings like these can become difficult for a young person to manage, and they may begin interfering with his or her well being, behaviour, relationships and general enjoyment of life.

This is where Counselling can help. Call us today on 01 215 0250 or email to find out more.


A Different Approach

Our adolescent and young adult Counselling Service provides a safe place for young people to explore their often confusing thoughts, feelings and emotions.

While some young people prefer just to talk, others find this difficult and require a more creative approach to support them to understand and express themselves.

Our therapists work in a developmentally appropriate and eclectic way to establish a therapeutic relationship with our young clients, working creatively with him/her through a variety of media in addition to traditional talking therapy such as art, music, sand, clay, games, visualisation etc.


Counselling can help with a range of issues including:

  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Bereavement or Loss
  • Identity
  • All of our services are FREE

What we offer

ARC offers a range of complementary therapies free of charge in group classes and workshops.



Counselling for people and their family members to help deal with the fear of a cancer diagnosis.


Stress Management

Teaches coping technique that can be put into daily practice to minimise stress.


Cancer Thrive & Survive

Helpful to those who have finished treatment or who may be on to long term maintenance treatment.


Time to Adjust

Following treatment of breast cancer.



To help manage stress and improve well-being.



To help relax, breathe and cope with stress, anxiety and enhance wellbeing.


Carers and Relatives Stress Management Programme

For carers and relatives of people diagnosed with cancer.


CLIMB® Programme for Children

For primary school-going age who have a significant adult who has been diagnosed with cancer.


Chair Yoga

This four-week chair yoga course can help reduce the impact of chronic illnesses and can help with stress management and coping with pain.

Call us today on 01 215 0250

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