Yes, menopause is a natural event. So is loss. Death. Illness. And as with other natural events, the psychological changes run deep.
Menopause counselling is an essential service I provide privately. You can access private menopause counselling very easily from anywhere in the UK.
It doesn't matter how far apart we are geographically because your appointment is online via FaceTime or WhatsApp video call, or by audio phone call. And if you’re local you can come to my Kirby Muxloe practice.
The important thing is that you know you can reach out to me. An appointment can be arranged swiftly.
The many faces of menopause
The face we show the world can be a great cover up. So much is hidden, isn’t it? It often seems we become even more skilled at hiding our feelings throughout our menopausal years.
And when women do talk doesn't it tend to be all about the physical symptoms? But wait a minute! There's a lot more going in than hot flushes. What about our emotional aspects?
How you really feel at this stage of your life?
What about your mixed feelings - such as feeling both strong and vulnerable?
Who can you really talk it through with, no holds barred?
Women don’t talk much about the deeper, darker side of the menopause, it seems.
And yet, this is a highly significant life transition. There are huge changes occurring during our menopauseal years - not only biologically, but psychologically too. We can't ignore the psychological effect, as it impacts us deeply.
So we can talk with other women about the physical symptoms, and yet don’t we all know its not just about hot flushes and night sweats? There is SO much more.
If this strikes a chord then it will be helpful for you to know that in my counselling room, I talk with women every day, who, with a great sense of relief, start to talk about what really matters at this time in their lives.
They talk about their inner thoughts and emotions, how they feel as they leave behind their younger selves ... and how they feel about their mounting losses. And their secret regrets.
It really helps them. Our therapeutic conversations are like no other. Things are said out loud that they’ve never said to anyone. Together we try to understand and make sense of it all.
In the main, we women can manage the physical discomforts, can’t we? What we really need help with is how we feel. Our hidden thoughts. Our fears and disappointments. Our longings. That’s the really hard bit.
Because it can change how you live the rest of your life, dealing with the changes is vital.
I work from my lovely private practice in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire.
It is easy to arrange a private session, from wherever you are in the UK.
Sessions are in-person in Kirby Muxloe, by phone, or by video call. I use FaceTime or WhatsApp video call. My fee is £68 for a 1 hour session.
Please be assured that you will be sharing your world with a calm, non-judgemental, respectful and compassionate counsellor. My daily work includes helping women through the most painful of life experiences.
Sessions are pre-bookable and you can find out more by getting in touch with me: Email me here or call me 07342 652090
Best wishes, Marina
Private Menopause Counselling is Available in-person in Leicestershire & online UK Wide