Transitions in life are very challenging. Whether brought about by choice or imposed by others or by circumstances, transitions pose particular challenges. They are often periods of isolation and indecision. Methods of coping which have worked well in the past often prove deficient. Existing supports and resources can be insufficient, leaving the person vulnerable and very fearful of the future.
Counselling can offer a great deal to individuals in this situation. The counselling relationship provides much needed support and a structured setting within which to explore options and choices, enabling the person to reach considered decisions that are in that person’s best interests. Further, counselling offers the development of life skills that prepare the person to navigate successfully difficult transitions, leaving them in a stronger internal position.