Bereavement Counselling & Grief Support Service
Grief is a natural and necessary process following the death of a loved one, it draws our focus inwards and allows us to reconfigure our lives in the absence of the person that has died and move forward without them, whilst still holding them in our mind. Despite its necessity grief can be painful beyond words, it reminds us how fragile life is and how vulnerable we are and can make life seem meaningless.
Who Can Bereavement Counselling Help?
Does your loss feel as painful as it ever did? Do you feel hopeless about the future? Are you finding it difficult to meet your daily responsibilities? Do you feel anxious and/or depressed for much of the time? Have you withdrawn from life and the people around you? Do you feel alone with your grief? Do you feel a pressure from others to move on?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions you may benefit from my bereavement counselling.. Bereavement Counselling helps people move through the stages of grief, easing distress and enabling the resolution of any lingering emotional problems.
What Does Treatment Involve?
Your Therapist will then support you to work through your grief aiming towards the following goals:
- Coming to terms with the reality of your loss.
- Working with the emotional pain, anger, guilt and suffering that accompanies your loss.
- Readjusting your life without the significant person whilst still keeping them in your mind.
- Taking the emotional investment that you had placed in your significant ‘other’ and rebuilding connections and relationship with others
- Building memories which recognise the quality, importance and irreplaceable impact of your loss but keep the person who has died alive in your mind in a way that allows you to continue living your life.