Category Archives: loss

Writing Clinical Will as a Counsellor

Guilty of putting off writing a clinical will

Writing Clinical will as a counsellorCreating and writing a clinical will has been something I’ve always intended to write but never got round to doing it.  Every week, I’m guilty of always transferring ‘writing my clinical will’ onto my weekly ‘to do’ list. However, a colleague, Roslyn Blyfield, Continue reading

What is empty nest syndrome?

what is empty nest syndromeEmpty nest syndrome
My friend’s (who I will call her Pippa) daughter (Chantal) is leaving home next week for university. In the last year Pippa has been counting down the days with dread. On one hand she is excited for Chantal as she steps out into her new adventure but on the other hand Pippa does want her to go as she knows she will miss Chantal. She recognises that she will have feelings of loneliness and grief and therefore will be suffering from empty nest syndrome. Continue reading