Through the course of life as individuals we tend to encounter events or circumstances which change our lives in a significant way. Such instances include death, loss, divorce, relationship issues, migration, job transitions and many more. Some of these instances could even be positive births, marriages and new opportunities which brings about changes in a person’s life.
Coping with these changes sometimes can be a difficult process for a person given their unique circumstances. This is where therapy can provide a safe space for clients to explore these life changes. It would involve fully comprehending the event, dealing with the emotional aspects of the change, coping strategies and planning for the future in light of the change.
Seeking therapy after significant life changing events can be beneficial in managing and or preventing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, addictive or escapist behaviours, physical ailments etc. Overall, the goal of therapy would be to help a client accept and adjust to the changes that result from such significant life events.