03/19/2015 10:29 am ET Updated Mar 19, 2015

Why Over-50s Seek Therapy

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The biggest age group seeking therapy or counselling has always been early middle age - between 40 and 50 - but there are signs that older people are now embarking on the therapeutic journey. Some of them will have had previous experience, but for others it is often a collision with one of life’s surprises that has brought them, for the first time, to a therapist’s consulting room. Finding oneself without the daily routine of life-defining work, or being side-swiped by the end of a long marriage, or simply seeing your children leaving home - all these things can be difficult to deal with.

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