Loss of Identity through Life Transitions

Identity encompasses an individual's values and roles, shaping their choices and actions. Our identities evolves over time our roles, such as parent, partner, wife or professional, contribute to our sense of self. Change and life transitions can challenge our self of self and lead to questions such as 'who am I and what s the meaning of life'


There is an unlimited amount of reasons why we experience change and here are just a few life transitions that impact us all uniquely and can be difficult to experience: 

  • Moving Jobs/Home
  • Getting married, starting a family
  • Children moving out or going to university
  • Divorce
  • Retiring
  • Decline in health or illness to yourself or loved one
  • Bereavement
  • Loss of a significant relationship
  • Significant birthday

How can counselling help

Counselling provides a safe and confidential environment for individuals to express and explore emotions and thoughts that might be difficult to to express to other who are close to you. Within these therapy sessions you can explore and address feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness in various aspects of life and work through feelings such as regret, anger, sadness, guilt. When exploring your responses to change, counselling can help you reconnect with yourself, manage wellbeing, and shift perspective on the future. Reflecting on the  past, present, and future can support you to determine desired changes for moving forward and experiencing a more fulfilling and authentic life.


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