Being the mother of a teenager


A testimonial from a mother who sought support for her daughter who was transitioning from being a child to an adult.
“It’s increasingly tough transitioning from childhood to adulthood with all the trials and tribulations of embarking on a new education with new independent ways of learning and shifts in friendships/relationships …I consider myself being very close to my daughter and found it hard watching her suffer so much emotional pain. We talk about anything and everything but I wasn’t quite enough when it came to this period in her life. No matter what advice I offered, how much of an ear I lent, she needed sound, impartial advice. We contacted Diane who was warm, professional and experienced in rationalising her thoughts. She gave her tools and advice and equipped her to take on her new challenges. The understanding that Diane provided made her see the wood for the trees. It was all ‘normal stuff’ that had got on top of her so much that fog had started to descend. Diane helped clear the fog and after a few sessions she felt ready to go it alone. We know Diane is there whenever we need, but for now, she has worked her magic well enough for my daughter to be confident enough to conquer independently. Thank you Diane, on behalf of my daughter of course, but also for the back up and reassurance you gave that I was doing things right! With your help, my butterfly has her wings and is flying”

Article by Diane Pulley

Diane Pulley is a BACP accredited and UKRC psychotherapist and Life Coach having graduated from Warwick university. She has worked in private practise for many years with clients presenting various issues, from trauma, depression, anxiety and self confidence. Diane works with both individuals and couples. Her experience has lead her to work with corporate clients delivering stress management training for both staff and management. Aspire You has been born from a personal journey, of Diane's own marriage breaking down after 28 years, when she identified there is a need to support women through this process and help them rebuild their lives. "everyone has the potential to lead fulfilling lives and i am committed to helping individuals achieve that desire"