Corporate downsizing

One of the things you feared most has happened. Despite its "economic correctness" it veils a modern and painful truth, you’re facing redundancy or you’ve been made redundant. Your emotions are no doubt tumultuous with feelings of anger, resentment, hopelessness and guilt. You need to lash out but find yourself putting on a brave face or worse, lying to your partner, friends and loved ones about your plight. A thousand thoughts are running through your head about how to deal with things. What to do first? Who to turn to? Counselling could help you get back on track.

Supressing our natural reactions to redundancy can prove detrimental to both our health and to our chances of resolving this difficult situation; imagine realistically what an interview would be like with you holding tight to such feelings. It’s seems almost natural to let negative emotions form our judgement and that stops us from taking control. Talking to friends, family members or work colleagues allows us to let off steam. Sometimes we need something better, a professional’s perspective to help us reduce confusion and realign our thoughts to enable the true person to reemerge, battered perhaps, but not beaten.

MoreA counsellor talking about redundancy will first explore your anger.