Having focused my doctoral research on the phenomenon of loneliness, I am familiar with the many ways in which it can affect a person's well-being, both emotionally and physically.  Loneliness is an extremely prevalent issue across the lifespan, and yet it can be a really difficult experience to talk about.  

Sometimes people feel lonely because they don't have the relationships they want with others, sometimes they feel lonely despite having the relationships they want, and other times loneliness reflects a sense of being different or perhaps lost in the world.  

The therapeutic relationship can be a powerful tool in enabling you to better understand your experience of loneliness and explore ways of helping you feel a greater sense of connection in your life.