Divorce Counselling with an Experienced Counsellor
Through divorce or separation counselling, you will have the chance to:
- Explore and process your emotions in a safe, supportive environment
- Gain clarity and insight into your thoughts and behaviours
- Understand why you are experiencing so many polarized emotions
- Develop coping strategies to manage your pain and stress
- Build resilience and regain a sense of hope and purpose
- Explore what the next chapter of your life may look like
No one goes into a marriage or committed relationship assuming it will end. If it does, there are many types of grief that come with it, including the loss of a future you thought you were working towards together. It may also include the loss of a family unit.
A therapist can give you the support and safe space to process your emotions, thoughts and feelings about your ex-partner and the types of grief you are experiencing. They will also help you work toward acceptance and healing and to not feel alone in the process. Don’t let the pain of a breakup or divorce overwhelm your life.
Divorce is a painful change
Going through the divorce process is a form of grief
Divorce is painful. You may lose friends, and you may feel achingly lonely. The experience of navigating life on your own can feel scary. It can feel like life has fallen apart and you will never find joy again.
The impact of divorce
Divorce affects all aspects of your life
Families as a whole are impacted by divorce or separation. The loss of losing the person we were with, and the loss of dreams for the future with that person. A relationship involves more than just the couple. If children are involved, there is the loss of the family unit as we knew it and the guilt of what that now looks like for the children. Then there is the loss in many cases of financial security. Stress levels can increase, resulting in depression, anxiety, and other strong emotions, making separation and grief even more challenging.
Divorce Can impact your mental health
Divorcing couples undergo a massive shift, which can profoundly impact the entire family. Separation and divorce can be tough on children, but it is also challenging for the two adults. Maybe your divorce involves co-parenting, you and your ex are in different stages of grief, or you are worried about the impact your divorce will have on your extended families or what your friends will say. These feelings and thoughts are normal and part of your development journey. Everyone grieves differently and will experience feelings of going through a divorce differently, based on their nature. Divorce counselling can help you through the difficult period of separation and divorce.
Counselling for divorcing couples and individuals
The services provided in divorce counselling can be used for individuals going through separation and divorce and for co-parents who want to communicate effectively with each other.
The counselling process
At Safe Haven Counselling, we witness the grief of individuals going through a divorce or separation. We walk with them on the journey so they aren’t alone. We can be present to your anger and fears and bear witness to your grief.
Book your free consultaton
If you want to try counselling but feel tentative, let’s chat and see if there’s a fit. We offer a free 15-minute consultation by phone/video so you can “try out” the process.