Counselling for adults
Dealing with difficult life transitions?
One thing that is for sure is we all go through numerous transitions in our lives. We may leave Secondary education to go to College, University or start working. We change jobs, may get married, have children and experience bereavements.
Through these changes we experience weeks or months at heightened emotions as we adapt from what we knew to what we feel is unfamiliar to us. Some life transitions are by choice, by following new opportunities and others come from natural endings.
However some life experiences are unwillingly imposed on us such as a job ending, a partner leaving or a conflict separating a family, or an ending of a friendship. Whatever your circumstances are, facing these life transitions can feel overwhelming and you may be required to respond in new ways. I’m here to help.
Difficult emotional responses to these changes
When you experience a life transition and find yourself moving forward in a new direction you leave something behind and this can create a psychological state of grief. The impact this may have on your emotional well-being might feel difficult to manage as you feel overwhelmed with the changes occurring.
If the change was unexpected and unwanted, like when an experience is unwillingly imposed on you, the impact will have a greater effect and with such turmoil can come anxious and even depressive feelings. You may feel out of your comfort zone, experience unwanted thoughts, images and feel worried about your unknown future.
What you have experienced is a lesson in life to learn from. Mistakes happen, a choice you made can sometimes be the wrong one to take at that time and you may be left with feelings of regret, shame, embarrassment or guilt for many years. How do you begin to recover from your past experiences?
The first step is to learn from a deeper perspective about the emotions you have been holding on to through your past life experiences which you can now begin to process and work towards changing. Exploring what is really going on for you now will help you to take control of your own healing process which starts with a conscious focus of compassion and self-care, making healthier positive changes for yourself to recover from your past life events in the way that will feel right for you.
You have, after all, made transitions before – changing schools, neighbourhoods, relationships, jobs etc. You can do this again, and this time with more self-care and compassion towards yourself and for others.
- 16+ years in full time education – £30.00
- Adults over 18 – £40.00
- Funded sessions support – if you meet within a specific criteria you may be able to access financial support towards your sessions. We can discuss this on request. Please contact me to find out more.
Does this sound familiar?
I’m here to help. Get in touch to arrange an initial consultation.