Redundancy can lead to a lack of self worth, and fear of being rejected. The people that can survive this best are the people that can remain hopeful.

The psychological rebound of redundancy spans across all ages.

Sonia talks about support for redundancy. If you find yourself in this situation, you may have initial feelings of shock, perhaps followed by rage, and a sense of abandonment are all normal responses.

The people that can survive this best are the people that can remain hopeful. That depends upon a number of factors, their own robustness and resilience are just two of the main aspects that will help people both find jobs and deal with the sense of loss redundancy creates. The people that take more of a dim view in being made redundant may have some underlying issues and therefore the redundancy keys into some feelings of lack of self worth, or perhaps of being rejected at some point in their lives.

Even though family support may be the first port of call, there may be some people that have difficulty in seeking out and using their family for support. That may be due to feelings of shame associated with redundancy. Sonia talks about how seeking counselling and talking with an impartial listener, rather than a member of family, helps express feelings, and may help put feelings into perspective, which reduces anxiety associated with depression. Sonia welcomes referrals from medical and other professions, as well as self-referrals from anyone seeking help for stress, depression, anxiety or other emotional distress. Contact Sonia


I work with couples and individuals for both long and short terms work.
Sessions are for 50 minutes, after an initial assessment which could last up to 1 1/2 hours.