Feburary 2nd, 2018
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow…The important thing is to not stop questioning” – Albert Einstein.
If you apply this idea to yourself it allows you to be curious about your past feelings and actions, your current state of mind and the point in which you find yourself today, and what you might want or hope for in the future.
This type of thinking can seem particularly challenging when you are getting divorced. You may feel hopeless and like everything that has gone before is incredibly painful. By working with a counsellor you can try to explore a balance between processing pain and loss and accepting where you may be day-to-day, however uncomfortable that may seem.
It is enormously challenging to accept the current and strive for change at the same time. Finding a mindful way of getting though each day – especially if you find you are in an uncertain period of time – without engaging in self-destructive behaviours can give you a sense of peace and control.
Sometimes you just have to keep going and get through each day. As Winston Churchill said, ‘If you are going through hell – keep going’. Being mindful and curious as to how you are feeling and coping can be hard work but it is necessary to help you process complicated and often upsetting feelings.
Working with a therapist can help you to find the clarity which will enable you to make productive decisions about your future. Ask your solicitor about our independent counselling assessment.
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
at Counselling Development
Emma Chamberlain is a respected and highly-qualified Counsellor / Psychotherapist based in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes. Emma is experienced with successfully working with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, emotional distress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, work-related problems, grief, bereavement and loss, fear, anger, trauma, self-harm, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, bullying, suicidal thoughts and those struggling with life’s transitional times.
Emma has a strong academic background including a BA (Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. Emma worked extensively as a Counsellor for MIND – the UK’s leading mental health charity. Emma is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works to their ethical framework.
Emma works from a humanistic relational perspective following the Clarkson 5 Relationship Model. This offers a flexible relationship based approach to counselling / psychotherapy and can include CBT/ DBT and a range of other approaches. Emma’s current research interests include exploring how counsellors and clients work together when the client has Asperger Syndrome and she is experienced in working with adults on the Autistic Spectrum.
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