I think the best place to start is to acknowledge the difference in dynamic of the sibling relationship, which is unlike no other. They have no choice but to spend a lot of time together and unlike the relationship with the parent or carer, their survival doesn’t depend on their attachment; so there’s nothing lost when one upsets the other.
I once worked with a 17 year old who told me how she hasn’t slept or eaten due to the stress around sitting her exams – she told me she took a break to walk the dog and ended up being sick by the side of the road, from stress…she gave permission for me to share this...
Information for those thinking about counselling for their teen where hopefully I answer some of your questions and ease your worry or doubt.
Practicing psychotherapy means that I am in a very privileged position of having a front line seat, for the want of a better expression, into someones personal life, that is sometimes so personal I may be the only one with whom it has been shared.