We all go through a range of transitions in our lives – leaving school to go to college or work, changing jobs, getting married or living together, having children, divorce, loss of a job or relationship, children leaving home, menopause or a health issue. Whatever the circumstances we can find it difficult to come to terms with the circumstances. I work with clients to explore and consider new patterns of behaviour and coping strategies.
Some transitions we can handle with ease, but they aren’t all like that. There are others that completely take us off guard, we may find them difficult and frightening to deal with. There are also those transitions that we quietly struggle with and find it difficult to talk to others for fear of being judged. It’s very hard to voice your difficulties when society tells you that you should be able to cope. New mums and dads are particularly vulnerable after the birth of a child. Society deems that this should be the happiest time of your life, but it often doesn’t feel like that. You can feel exhausted, trapped and invisible. Whatever your difficulty, don’t suffer alone, there is help out there. Abraham Maslow once said, “in any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth, or step back into safety”. If you are ready to step forward please don’t hesitate to contact me.