Introduction

Given the increasingly confusing world in which young people live, finding a trouble-free path from infancy to childhood and through adolescence to adulthood is no easy thing. The interplay between family relationships, individual experiences and education can often create situations that are overwhelming, emotionally charged and confusing for young people and their families. A Place to Talk offers children and adolescents a reflective, non-judgmental and constructive place where they can bring their problems and receive experienced guidance and support. Established by Bernard Macleod, A Place to Talk offers an environment for these challenging situations that arise during this critical time of development. By using a disciplined, empathic, confidential and specialised approach to understand what is at play in each case, young people can explore what is happening in both their inner and outer lives and through self-knowledge and self-awareness find ways that give them a healthier and more fulfilling way to live.