How we Can help
At Cherry Tree Therapy Centre, we feel that there is not enough help for women during this important but often turbulent time, which is why we set up our Menopause Support Service and our online menopause workshops.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together amazing menopausal women (yes, that’s you), to educate and support each other going through this big life event. We will explore all aspects of the menopause journey and not just the physical symptoms.
Our approach is positive, compassionate, understanding, and based on our common experiences.
Counselling sessions can also offer individual support for anyone struggling with the symptoms of menopause.
What We Discuss
Issues related to:
- Post Menopause
- Symptoms of Menopause
- Destigmatising Aging
- Supporting Women
- Sexual Issues
- Loss of Confidence
- Loss of Self Esteem
- Much more
Women’s experiences of menopause and how they manage those experiences can be as unique as the women themselves. Menopause typically occurs between the ages of 49 and 52 but some women go through early menopause, either due to medical reasons or genetic factors. Menopause is separated into three stages:
- post menopause
This is the stage before menopause occurs and can begin ten years before a woman’s periods finally stop for good. In this stage, the amount of oestrogen the ovaries produce begins to decline. As a consequence, a woman may start to experience symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, changes in the length of the menstrual cycle, etc. There are actually over 34 symptoms of menopause! The peri-menopause lasts until the ovaries finally stop producing eggs.
Menopause is the point when a woman no longer menstruates. This is confirmed once a woman has gone 12 months without her menstrual period.
Post-menopause is the stage after a woman’s menstrual periods have completely stopped. Some women find that their symptoms lessen during these times but as said above, each woman’s body is unique as is her experience. However, it’s not just the physical aspect of menopause that women find challenging. Women also go through psychological and emotional journeys. The end of a woman’s fertility and youth can bring mixed emotions. It also may be a time when children are leaving home, or parents are aging and in need of extra support, in fact, many changes may come at once. In fact, menopause is often called ‘THE Change’ and for good reason.
Our workshop is facilitated by a GP and a qualified therapist.
We also offer individual counselling support for those struggling with menopause.
Our Group Facilitators
Integrative Counsellor and Coach
Psychosexual Therapist and Sex Addiction Counsellor
Integrative Psychotherapist and Lifespan Integration trained Therapist
Integrative Counsellor. Specialising in Couples and neurodiverse teens and adults
Integrative Psychotherapist / Somatic Coach
Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Coach / Mindfulness Practitioner / Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor / Psychotherapist