He is really down. He feels that all his friends know what they are doing and he is the only one that is failing.” The Mother of a 20 year old young man in University explained.
This student had started a Science degree. He failed his First Year, but passed the repeats. Now at the start of Third Year, he really feels he is doing the wrong thing and that he has totally wasted nearly three years. He told the counsellor that he finds it really hard to go to lectures as he is not doing well and has no clear idea of where he is going.