Divorce & Separation Counselling
Divorce and separation can be a lot to handle on your own, seeing a counsellor can help you to navigate the different stages.
All of the technicalities of divorce can be draining between finances, families and belongings. The emotional toll it takes on individuals is huge. Having a supportive Counsellor to help guide you through the stages of a separation and divorce can really help take some of the weight off of your shoulders.
Separating from a partner can be really hard and can be the result of years of built-up contempt and frustration. You can suffer from a lot of trauma and unresolved feelings while grieving your relationship. Your past partner may have had behaviours that lead to damage that you are unaware of (narcissism, gaslighting, blame shifting). A separation can finally be your release of emotions and the start of a new chapter.
Oftentimes we tell ourselves that we have no emotions towards our ex-partners, until they move on with their lives with someone new. Talking with a counsellor may help you process these feelings to learn how to acknowledge, accept, and move forward as the happiest you possible.
Stages of Grieving a Relationship:
- Denial (Avoidance, Confusion, Elation, Shock, Fear)
- Anger (Frustration, Irritation, Anxiety)
- Bargaining (Struggling to find meaning, Reaching out to others)
- Depression (Overwhelmed, Helplessness, Hostility, Fight)
- Acceptance (Exploring options, New plan in place, Moving on)
In Divorce and Separation Support Counselling it is our job to be there with you through every stage and to help you achieve acceptance. Once you have reached acceptance you will be able to live your life free from the stressors and complications your divorce caused. Reach out today to take the first step in getting support through your separation.