Life changes make us feel unsettled and anxious while we struggle to adapt to a new way of living. Half of all marriages and partnerships end in separation or divorce. You may be wondering about your current relationship and how to improve it or whether it is still right for you. You may have experienced the divorce or separation of your own parents when you were younger and still feel the need to process what happened.

Perhaps you have recently retired and you’re wondering why life feels so different. Or you have been forced out of a job you love through redundancy, accident or illness. Some transitions are natural, like getting older or children growing up and leaving home, but they can still be upsetting and difficult to come to terms with.

You may wonder as you get older about the meaning and purpose of your life. It is natural to do so, particularly at transition points like when you have children or reach middle age and older life.