What Is Loneliness Feel Like?

Loneliness can be experienced in different ways by different people, but is often described as a painful longing or a feeling of lostness and isolation. It can be accompanied by a lack of purpose and a sense that life has no value.

Feeling lonely can be overwhelming, causing you to feel detached and disconnected from others, even when you’re amongst friends and loved ones. Loneliness can cause you to lose out on meaningful relationships, and stop you from engaging in the activities you enjoy.

You may feel sad, or even abandoned, because you believe there is no one available to be with you. You may also be afraid to be on your own, because you need other peoples’ companionship and closeness in order to feel safe and secure.


The current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global situation is affecting us all.

We understand that the uncertainty and disruption to daily life this brings, can be an extra burden for people who are already struggling with anxiety, depression and other aspects of mental health.

All of our therapists are experienced in delivering remote sessions using Zoom, Skype and FaceTime, which means your therapy can continue online without disruption.

Our four central London locations currently remain open, and we are happy to see you in person as well.

Please book a call with our friendly and experienced assessment team who can explain how remote sessions can work for you.



We value creating a personal therapy that is tailored to your specific needs and requirements, and this month we have a Spring Promotion to provide greater access to our services. 

Therapy is a space where you can work through challenging patterns, stressful relationships and compulsive behaviours that are limiting your life in some way.

We want to support people who struggle with their mental wellbeing and teach them new skills to manage situations in a healthier way.


Purchase a 6-session block of therapy, and get 1 session FREE


  • This offer is available with all of our therapists, at all price points
  • This offer is available to new EM clients only
  • Offer ends on 31st March 2020

Counselling For Loneliness

Loneliness can be the result of one or more of these factor:

shyness, anxiety, social anxiety, relational difficulties, illness or disability, divorce and separation, past negative experiences, trauma, work stress, lack of confidence or low self-esteem

Working on the underlying factors will help you understand why you are experiencing loneliness, and enable you to create change. Therapy may include:

  • Exploring your emotional experience of loneliness, which can lead to self-discovery of your inner self
  • Learning how to distinguish between isolation and loneliness, which will help you to go towards others, to find joy in discovering yourself in relation to others
  • Learning new communicational skills and improving your emotional agility so you can take initiatives and create connections

Let us guide you in understanding how your past is limiting your present, so you can integrate new healthier ways of managing your life.

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Tell us what is going on for you, and let us explain how we can help

Learn more about loneliness

Loneliness Self Help Now

Here are some self-help tips to help you manage your feelings of loneliness:

  1. Surround yourself with people that make you feel heard, understood and valued.
  2. Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people and boosting your self-esteem by helping others.
  3. Join a support group. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with others will help you make connections.
  4. Avoid isolating yourself from family and friends. Spend time with people you love, go out for a coffee, have lunch or take a walk.
  5. Understand the difference between feeling lonely and being alone. Being alone gives you peace and space to connect with yourself.
  6. Share your feelings and thoughts with others. This will help you feel more understood.