Dealing with Life Transitions: How Can Counselling Help?

What are Life Transitions?

Marriage. Childbirth. Divorce. Separation. Redundancy. Career change. Menopause. Empty Nest. Retirement. These are all forms of life transitions. We will all experience major changes at key points in our life. Any or all of these life stages can bring up ambivalent feelings that may be tricky to deal with.

When major change happens, we may have to re-evaluate our thoughts and feelings about ourselves and those around us. Change can trigger anxiety and uncertainty. It can wobble our foundations and leave us wondering what’s real and what’s fake.

Talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist can help you find ways to navigate the road ahead. It can help you come to terms with your feelings, find coping strategies for your anxiety, and support you as you make decisions for your future. Therapy can act as a bridge to carry you from the life that was to the life that will be.