Life Transitions Counselling



Home is where one starts from…
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And to know the place for the first time

— T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, 1941-1942

Any change in our life situation (even a positive one!) can leave us feeling overwhelmed, cast adrift and dealing with anxiety. Common transitions that can tip our world upside down include: career change or job loss, divorce or relationship change, retirement, bereavement, illness, loss of a pet, menopause, parenthood, buying a house, graduation from university, development of our sexual or gender identities, or spiritual upheaval.

Transition can have a different meaning to being transformed: transition ideally leads to transformation, but often we get “stuck” in that dreadful place between where we have come from and where we want to go, without the language or tools to help us get to our destination.  I can to guide you in the process of discovering where you have hit the wall. We work through reasons why this might have occurred and then find a way through the maze. This helps you find the transformation you were looking for. I can help you examine your life to uncover elements that you had forgotten about or strengths that you had not been introduced to, a process that helps to diffuse anxiety, fear and trauma.

Life Transitions Counselling can help you put the pieces back together and recognise how valuable these transitions really are.

I can help with “maiden” transitions such as new beginnings, births, youthful enthusiasm for new relationships and gender transition.

I’m there for you through “mother” transitions such as fertility, sexuality and sexual identity (GBLTQI), remarriage and finding stability and fulfilment.

And as an elder woman, I’m well prepared to support you through “crone” transitions such as witnessing  death and bereavement, the adjustments we inevitably make as our body ages and of course the prospect of our own death – both facing it and making arrangements.