Counselling for Life Transitions

Life is full of changes, some welcome, while others are a bit more challenging to handle. And often what accompanies these transitions are a range of emotions: grief and loss, sadness, anxiety over the uncertainty, excitement about possibilities. Whatever you may be feeling, our team of therapists can help support you through these difficult times, by helping you to make sense of what is happening, and create safety, grounding, and an overall sense of stability. 

With the guidance of our experienced therapists, you can work towards acceptance, finding closure, and rediscovering your own path in life. We are here to help you overcome the hurdles and support your journey towards personal growth and a brighter future.

LifeTransitions that bring people to therapy:

Breakups are one of life’s most difficult challenges, a loss that can feel as though a part of you is missing. If this was a surprise ending, it can be hard to know where to start, and you are likely still in shock. If this was your decision or a mutual ending, it still can come with difficult feelings, including doubt, sadness, anger, or feeling like you are starting at square one in your search for a partner.

Other major changes, such as a job loss or loss of a parent, can bring up feelings of shock, deep sadness, depression, regret, and sometime anxiety about the future. 

Similarly, health concerns or changes to your body can be tricky to navigate. Women who are going through menopause can have a hard time adjusting to all of the changes to their bodies, especially if it’s happening earlier than expected. With a counsellor as an ally, you won’t feel not so alone, and can eventually work towards new parts of your life to open up. 



How Can Therapy Help?

Process the changes you are experiencing

Grieve what has been lost

Rediscover your strengths and your voice

Support you through the journey towards healing

Ready to Get Started?

At Illuminate Counselling, our skilled counsellors specialize in helping individuals navigate various life transitions. If you are unsure about finding the right counsellor for your needs, we are more than happy to help you.

Our Life Transition Counsellors

Saba Hessamian

Jennifer Wright

Alexandra Stewart