Counsellors are trained to listen thoughtfully and carefully to people’s problems without judging or criticising.
They do not give advice but support their clients to make positive decisions for themselves.
Your GP or child’s school will be able to give you details of local counselling services for young people.
Counselling is sometimes available in schools and may also be provided in youth clubs and advice centres for young people.
However, you should bear in mind that the strict code of ethics counsellors follow includes clauses about confidentiality.