Life Transitions

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Simply put, transition is change. To elaborate, transitions are life’s way of asking us to reexamine our present way of being. Sometimes these changes are welcomed and positive experiences; like getting married, starting a dream job, travelling the world, or having a child.  At other times change can be difficult for us to cope with, for example when we are in the midst of a breakup, or when our financial situation has changed, or when we have lost a job, or lost a loved one.  

There are also times when life feels stagnant and we feel stuck and unsure of how to proceed, like staying in a ‘good’ job you do not enjoy, or staying in a relationship because it is secure and comfortable instead of staying because you are truly happy.  

Whatever the degree or intensity of the event, every transition we experience has one thing in common. It forces us to make changes to our existing life. And with change, comes resistance.

If life transitions are troubling you, Strong Counselling can help you find a way to better manage the changes that life brings, and can also help you initiate the changes you want to make towards a more fulfilling life.

If you feel life has taken an unexpected turn, or as if you have outgrown a part of your life that used to be satisfying.  Also, if you have been surprised by difficult emotions and feelings you are experiencing regarding a part of your life you thought you would be happy about, life transitions counselling may be just what you need.

Some examples of what we can work on together in life transition counselling include;

Separation/Divorce

  •         Adjusting to single life
  •         Co-parenting
  •         Dealing with the pain of a break-up.

 Career/Education

  •         Career change or exploration
  •         Unemployment
  •         Retirement
  •         Education choices.

Grief and Loss

  •         Loss of a loved one
  •         Loss of a pet
  •         Job loss or position change
  •         Loss of potential
  •         Caregiving for elderly or sick family.

Geographic change

  •         Moving or relocation
  •         Being away from family
  •         Cultural adjustments
  •         Immigration.

As humans, we crave security and stability.  At times fluctuation can feel overwhelming.  If you choose Strong Counselling we can work together to help you better understand the changes occurring in your life at this time.  We will take a holistic stance in order to consider how these changes are affecting you emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.  From there we will discover the strengths you have that you may not even recognize are there within you.  We will utilize these strengths and resources to overcome any challenges that you face.  

Through this work together you will begin to know yourself in a more self-assured way and you may discover a new sense of who you are and what you can handle.  This knowledge of oneself will help you feel prepared to welcome any changes and challenges that come your way.