DISTRAUGHT Game of Thrones fans have been offered counselling sessions ahead of the season finale next week.

The iconic show that first aired in 2011 will come to an end on Sunday, May 19 after eight seasons.

Fans of the popular TV programme can now receive expert advice and counselling for either 30 minute or hour-long sessions, which are expected to cost £20 and £40.

Counsellors will be on hand via Bark.com, a local services marketplace, from Monday, May 20 for any upset fans who want to talk, or receive advice on how to deal with the loss of the show.

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Lynette, a counsellor from Bark.com said: “It’s not unusual for people to get attached to storylines and characters from TV programmes and films. We watch them to escape our daily lives and immerse ourselves into the ‘unknown’.

“This is the very reason why we sometimes become addicted to watching them, the stories they tell become part of our identity.

“So, when it is taken away, those who felt the ultimate escapism through it can feel lost. However, you can learn to think differently about your relationship with the media you consume, so that it has a positive impact on your life regardless of whether it is still on air or not.”

To book a counselling session visit bark.com/en/gb/services/game-of-thrones-counselling/.

All counsellors will be familiar with the show, so will be able to discuss plot twists and storylines, to help their clients digest their interpretation and feelings of the show, which can range from anger, confusion, sadness and grief.

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