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Anxious about moving to High School, College or University?

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What’s High School, College or University really like?

Will I be able to cope with the work? 

Will it be stressful? 

Will it be difficult going from being one of the oldest to one of the youngest?

How am I going to make friends?

How will I survive away from home in a strange place?


If you’re having thoughts like these, you’re not alone. Lots of other young people are feeling the same way you are. You’re all starting out in a new place and transition and change can cause worry and anxiety.

You may not know a lot of people when you move. Maybe your friends from school or college are going to a different place of study. Even if you do know other people, you might still feel nervous and anxious.

Culture shock isn’t a clinical term or medical condition. It’s simply a common way to describe the confusing and nervous feelings a person may have after leaving a familiar culture or place to live in a new and different one. When you move to a new place, you’re bound to face a lot of changes. That can be exciting and stimulating, but it can also be overwhelming. You may feel sad, anxious, frustrated, and want to go home.

It’s natural to have difficulty adjusting but if the thoughts of moving into your new place of study fills you with dread and is affecting your summer we are here to help. Talking through your worries and concerns with a counsellor helps you process your thoughts and feelings, make sense of the changes ahead and empowers you to embrace your new journey feeling mentally and physically ready.

Our specialist Children’s and Young People Counsellor, Martine Martinus  offers a 6 week support programme to help young people prepare for the next stage in their life. Call us now on 01925 730123 or book your appointment on-line here.

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