Perimenopause & Menopause

Am I going crazy?

I feel like an emotional mess – how long will I feel like this?

Things feel out of my control – how do I regain my sense of self?

Physical & emotional experiences of perimenopause and menopause can be challenging & debilitating. I can help you explore the sense of personal loss during midlife, as well as the opportunities it brings.

I am passionate about supporting women going through the perimenopause or menopause – be it an early menopause, surgical and/or in their 40’s or 50’s. We all have different experiences and that’s OK.

I have lived experience of peri menopause & menopause, so I get you. I can relate. I can empathise. I have been there in the last few years and last year (surgically) and still here, experiencing mid-life, both its challenges, opportunities & endless possibilities.

How I can support you?

With the increase in stressful life events, paired with the biological changes of perimenopause and menopause, we as women are likely to feel overwhelmed & distressed. It can be a real moment of reflection on the past, and what we want the future to hold for us.

I can help you focus on self-compassion & self-care during this time. It is a pivotal time in our mid-life where it is not uncommon to feel grief & loss – for our health & changes with our bodies, struggling with our identity, children leaving home for university or to setting up home themselves, caring for aging parents, the death of parents, personal illness, divorce or separation, [and] loss of social or financial support and thinking about that last big career change.

How counselling can help

Together we can:

  • Recognise, explore & normalise the symptoms of your peri or menopausal transition
  • Look at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, that contribute to this transition in your midlife
  • Improve your ability to handle the sense of conflicting emotions and your reactions to them
  • Rebuild your self-esteem & self-worth
  • Decrease & manage potential depression, stress & anxiety.
  • Explore living losses (grief) – be they health, identity, professional life and/or relationships related, interrelating with your midlife transition, supporting you through the grieving process.
  • Gain insight and self-understanding of any personal & professional lifestyle triggers– be they physical and/or emotional
  • Learn effective self-care tools & techniques to live your best life, navigating this transition.

So, join me for counselling – your time, space & opportunity to press pause and prioritise your own self-care.

It’s a chance to create the life you choose to live for the rest of your life.

Perimenopause Matters. Menopause Matters.

Your Perimenopause and Menopause matters

Tune in and listen to me talking about the physical, psychological & emotional symptoms of perimenopause & menopause & how talking therapy can help support you during this time of personal loss, change & opportunity.

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My backstory and supporting you with perimenopause & menopause counselling

Listen in to me talking about perimenopause & menopause  – an insight into my own backstory and how counselling can support you during this time of personal loss, change & opportunity

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Get In Touch

I offer face to face sessions at Nizels in Hildenborough, as well as offering alternatives.  We can speak on the telephone, on-line (via ZOOM) or walk & talk therapy.

I offer a free informal 20-minute session so that you can see if I’m the right counsellor for you, to make sure you feel comfortable moving forward with therapy.

Drop me a line for support, using the form or the details below.

Nic Pendregaust Qualifications & Accreditations

Affiliate member of the British Menopause Society

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