1.Life has taken an unexpected turn
2.You have been surprised by some difficult feelings that have arisen in the face of what you thought would be a happy life event
3.You feel as though you have outgrown a part of your life that used to bring satisfaction and vitality
Throughout our life we are faced with change and the resulting effects on life around us. Change is a regular part of our daily life whether it is a new coworker joining the company, a family member getting married, or a new activity we incorporate into our life. There are times however, where change is the result of a major life transition and our ability to adapt to the new environment is beyond our skill level. Counselling offers individuals or families a process to work through what this life change means. Questions such as “How will I relate to people now that I am retired and am unemployed” or “What will I do now that my children have left home” are addressed and the answers worked into how the future is experienced and lived.
You may now be faced with a lot of idle time to fill, and the voids that are left may leave you feeling helpless, or unproductive. Your counselor is here to help identify these issues and the other adjustment issues as you move forward through the many life transitions that help to create the person we are today.