The End of a Relationship: How Counselling Can Help


The end of a relationship can be distressing and painful. It can also leave you feeling depressed, anxious or confused. If this sounds like you, it may be time to begin counselling sessions with a professional. Counselling can help you to work through feelings of anger and sadness about the break-up. It can also help you to take care of yourself so that you aren't left feeling vulnerable. 

What Is Counselling?

It's important to know what you can expect from counselling before you begin. The counselling process involves a patient working with a therapist who offers perspective and guidance in dealing with personal concerns. During therapy sessions, your therapist will likely identify issues that may be contributing to your distressing feelings. They may offer strategies for you to work on to help you handle any challenges you face in getting over the end of a relationship.

How Can Counselling Help?

The end of a relationship can leave you feeling vulnerable and insecure about yourself. In addition to experiencing sadness and anger about the break-up, some people begin to worry about whether they will be able to find another romantic partner. Fortunately, counselling sessions with your therapist can help you work through these concerns and your other emotions so that you can move on after the end of this relationship. Your therapist may also ask for your input during sessions since it is your life that is affected by the end of this relationship and your thoughts and feelings about it are important to an effective therapy session.

What Are Some of the Possible Positive Outcomes?

Counselling sessions can provide you with much needed emotional support at a time when it is difficult for you to reach out to friends and family. This support can help you feel validated, heard and understood. Counselling can help you gain perspective on your past relationships so you feel confident moving forward. Positive outcomes can include identifying ways that you can take better care of yourself in the future. In addition, counselling will also help you improve self-esteem and reduce anxiety and rumination over the relationship. With a professional's help, you will gain a more positive outlook.

If you would like to find out more, contact a local counselling service. A counsellor will be happy to book you in for an initial consultation so you can find out if this is something you want to pursue. Contact a counselling service to learn more. 


6 October 2021

An Introduction to Counselling

Hello! If you have never attended a counselling session before, you may have some questions about the entire process. We hope that this blog will answer some of the questions you may have. Here, you will find articles which explore a number of different types of therapy and counselling. Among others, we will look at CBT, existentialist, and narrative therapy. You will also find articles about what to expect during your first counselling session. Although we aren't trained counsellors, every writer has a passion for talking therapies and mental health. We hope you enjoy checking out this blog. Thank you.