We have evolved certain mechanisms for coping with change, but sometimes these coping skills aren’t enough. Some life changes, whether expected or unexpected, can feel very distressing. Sometimes our circumstances or our situation can feel outside our control.
Changing careers, changing homes, changing cultures or changing or losing a partner can sometimes evoke complicated and unsettling feelings.
And change, quite often, brings stress. Some people have reported feeling depressed following significant life events.
We often think we should be stronger
Many people are surprised when a life transition derails them.
Some people don’t expect a life event will have a negative or overwhelming impact on their lives. We often think we will ‘get through it.’ We sometimes overestimate our own capacity to cope with the emotional and psychological impact of difficult life events. Sometimes people are so caught up in the transition itself that they underestimate the effect the change may have had on them.
Often people feel embarrassed that they are struggling to cope with change. Struggling with change does not mean a person is not robust.
Both positive and negative life changes can be challenging or distressing
Moving home or relocating to a new city can be stressful and unsettling.
Sometimes the loss of a loved one will require a difficult transition, where life without the person feels uncertain and unmanageable. The loss of a career or being made redundant can be stressful and upsetting. An accident, a health diagnosis or the end of a relationship, for many people, can bring difficult changes to come to terms with.
Even positive changes can be difficult to get used to. A promotion at work, a new baby, a new relationship, changing careers or owning your first home can feel frightening.
Therapy helps those coping with life transitions
People often approach counselling and psychotherapy to discuss difficult life changes. Therapy can provide invaluable support while facing changes and transitions. We all need support at difficult times.
Times of transition often make us feel more vulnerable and less confident about the future. Nothing feels the same anymore.
If you are going through a challenging life transition, you might want to learn more about our therapists in Brighton.
If you would like to speak to someone, please get in touch.
Life transitions can evoke many different feelings as we come to terms with changing circumstances.
Finding the right counsellor or psychotherapist in Brighton is an important first step. Get the support that works for you.
Making a first appointment
Appointments are available Monday to Friday from
8.00 am until 8.00 pm and on Saturday afternoons.
Appointments last 50 minutes.
One Therapy Brighton
There are many styles of therapy and understanding the different types can be confusing. We are trained in a number of different counselling approaches.
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