If you have experienced a recent crisis such as a divorce, injury, or redundancy, it can be difficult to work through the feelings on your own. Your friends and family can help, but often its helpful to talk with someone not immediately involved, with no agenda. You may have emotions which are difficult and uncomfortable that you don’t want to share with those you know. If this is the case, we can work through those feelings. That’s important, as pushing those feelings away often results in you keeping them hidden inside, where they can cause you to feel and act in unconscious ways, and even lead to physical illnesses.
If we work together, first we would talk through what has happened and how you feel about it. This may be the bulk of the work, to recognize the impact it has had on you. Along the way we will look for what meaning the event has for you, as often a crisis will start to make us think differently about our lives. If this is the case, we will then work on the implications of thinking differently about your own life and what this may mean. Working through this alters how you understand what has happened and gives value to your emotions. It may help you discover an emerging purpose.
I would normally recommend counselling for working through these issues, as much of the difficulty can be at an unconscious or emotional level, which counselling is better suited to work with.