"I just didn't know what to do next"
Both Loss and Change can be experienced in many forms such as:
- Facing a big decision
- Relationship breakdown or difficulties
- Change in health
- Loss of confidence
- Loss of purpose
- Boarding School Syndrome
- Changing Jobs
- Consequence of Ageing
- Young person leaving home
- Change in identity
- Impact of caring for someone else
- Pre-Bereavement loss
The list is endless, and covers any significant loss or change which impacts on your life.
Similar to bereavement, loss often results in a period of grieving or confusion followed by either adjustment or acceptance. A change in circumstances can provide the opportunity for positive change, but the challenges brought by the change can sometimes feel overwhelming.
Using Counselling Skills, we can explore how you are being affected by the changes taking place in your life; and this can enable you to gain an improved understanding and relationship with your emotions
Together we can explore options and possibilities. Through this process you may discover a way forward towards a better future, or you may find new perspectives which help you to incorporate acceptance into your life.
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."
My approach and pace will be tailored not just to the presenting issue, but to the way in which you find it most comfortable or beneficial to work. It will often incorporate Creative Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to discover new ways of thinking; Solution Focussed Brief Therapy to discover and build a preferred future; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to clarify what's truly important and guide you to a rich and meaningful life; and Life Coaching Skills to help you integrate the new learning into your life, and embrace positive change which will lead to personal growth.
However, some things cannot be changed, and then our work is about talking, listening, offloading and trying to find acceptance and understanding in order that you are able to simply carry on living.