Stressed Out A-Level Students Seeking Psychotherapy and Counselling
The Family Doctor Association and The British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling have said that there had been a notable rise in the number of sixth formers seeking treatment for stress.
The Mental Health charity, Young Minds stated that 39% of 900 calls they had taken form sixth form students were about exam anxiety. Most calls were from high achieving teens who were ‘putting enormous pressure on themselves to succeed’
This is the last year that students can apply for places before fees are raised, to record levels, so there is huge competition for places at universities, adding pressure to A Level students.
Counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful for teens as they prepare and sit their exams but talking therapy is not always easily accessible. At The Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice, in Harley Street, Central London, the therapists are experienced in working with young people suffering with stress and anxiety and can offer appointments, usually within 24 hours.
“Pressure is enormous on these young people” says Rebecca Barrie, psychotherapist/counsellor at the Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice. “To experience high stress levels for prolonged periods, at a young age, can, if un-treated, lead to emotional difficulties in later life.” Psychotherapy and Counselling offers space, time and understanding, enabling people manage difficult feelings.
The Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice is based in Harley Street Central London and offers short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy.