Counselling for Difficult Life Events

Counselling for Difficult Life Events

Michelle Eve-Counselling and Psychotherapy in Reading, Berkshire

Everyone experiences difficulties, changes and challenges in their lives at some time. During these times, the emotions associated with difficult life events and changes can feel overwhelming, even unbearable. At times, we may even feel that we are the problem.

 Does this sound like you or someone you know?

What is a Difficult Life Event?

The ability to cope with stressful situations varies from person to person and what one person finds difficult may not be a problem for someone else. Almost any event could become a difficult life event depending on your personal circumstances. There is not a definitive list-if a situation is stressful or upsetting for you personally, then that could define it as being a difficult life event. Such life events are unavoidable and can result in deep emotional changes regarding the ability to cope.

Some Examples of Difficult Life Events

There are however circumstances that can be predetermined to be “difficult life events” a few examples of these would be:

  • A recent or historic life-altering event or situation
  • Death of a family member or loved one
  • Marriage, relationship issues
  • Changes in circumstances
  • Changes in employment
  • Financially related
  • Illness or injury
  • Moving home
  • Pregnancy

How Difficult Life Events Could Affect You

The feelings surrounding a difficult life event can be far reaching and damaging to your overall mental and physical health. If you find you are experiencing the symptoms below, it may be time to seek support from a professional to help you come to terms with your emotions:

  • Find it hard to cope, make plans or continue with life
  • Feel like you do not want to be around other people
  • Physical symptoms e.g. aches, fatigue or dizziness
  • Experience tension, anxiety or depression
  • Have difficulties with everyday activities
  • Become distressed or preoccupied
  • Feel low or depressed in mood
  • Feel anxious and worried

How Can Michelle Eve Counselling Help Me Through A Difficult Life Event?

Michelle Eve Counselling

Our sessions will be tailored to your requirements and your needs. My consulting room is a safe and comfortable space to help you to discover your inner resources, make positive changes to enrich your life and discover new ways of living.

Because each person and their situation are unique, I work as an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist making use of the approach that best suits you and your circumstances.

My approach to therapy is to work with clients in a non-prescriptive, supportive, respectful and non-judgmental environment to make sense of how you are feeling and the issues you are dealing with.