The dictionary defines redundancy as the state of being no longer needed or useful, and whether that description applies to machinery or human beings - the implications can be gloomy. Looking at this definition and the negative connotations with which it often comes can help us to understand and explore why it can have such devastating effects for some. On the flip side however, redundancy does not have to be limiting. It can be a positive, life-changing event for those who are able to work through the set-backs and find a new way forward.

The toughest thing for some people is feeling as if they have no purpose, and staying positive within a routine. Staying in the office mentality by ensuring you are at your computer looking for work at 9am every morning can prove helpful. Set yourself tasks for later in the day and do keep in contact with friends and ex-colleagues, it is important to keep a balance.

At Castle Counselling Services we can offer you a safe, secure, confidential, non-judgemental space in which to consider the impact of your redundancy on a number of levels, and also how you may wish to move forward. This can be a stressful time for you, but our fully trained therapists can offer you the supportive space to talk about how you are feeling, and assist you in finding your way forward.

Who can help you?

Counselling services in the North Coast Causeway area of Northern Ireland, we can offer you an initial telephone consultation for 15/20 minutes free of charge for you to discuss the reason you are seeking counselling.