There are times when we find ourselves in a transitional time… a time when the old life as we knew it – be that work or a job; a marriage; or being a parent – has come to an end.

Maybe this ending was sudden and you are trying to deal with the shock of what’s happened.  Maybe this change was anticipated, creeping up on you for quite some time and more of a gradual process.  Either way, most of us find change and uncertainty very unsettling.  It is a time when we stop functioning from auto pilot and consciously find ourselves turning to look for the new – new ways of being, new routines, new behaviours…

Either way, the old is behind you but the new way maybe is not clear.  Maybe you have some ideas about where you’d like to go; some dreams and goals you’d like to pursue or maybe you have no idea what the future holds for you…  If you are stuck in grieving or a loss then bearing that place can feel like an unbearable no-mans-land…

In times of transition, people can often feel intense feelings as they navigate this ‘in-between’ stage. You might be feeling any of the following –

  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Despair
  • Panic
  • Overwhelmed
  • Paralysed
  • Uncertainty
  • Feeling lost or redundant
  • Hopelessness
  • Frustration
  • Excitement about the unknown.

The up side is that these transitional times hold the potential for something new, something different or even greater to manifest.  What is trying to unfold in your life might be more fulfilling, more exciting and enrichening and be for the highest possible outcome – a more magnificent expression of who you are!

There is the possibility of discovering hidden talents and abilities; dormant dreams and interests.  We are all evolving – nothing stays the same, so together we can explore what in you is trying to emerge and evolve, grow and blossom.

Maybe you need some help in letting go of the past, or support in dealing with ‘what is’.  Or you may be looking to find inspiration and passion about your life going forwards. Whatever your experience, you can come and be supported in Counselling as you traverse this time.