"When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good". - Carl Rogers
Bereavement counselling can offer a safe relationship where you can grieve freely and find your coping
If you're struggling after a bereavement, you can contact me on my practice mobile 07729 193629 or by email. I can offer meaningful support.
None of us can predict how we will be following the death of a loved one, yet it can be a truly devastating, distressing and lonely experience.
And while grief is a natural response, it may not feel like that when you're in the throes of it and trying to process everything that has happened.
Grief can be overwhelming at times, and you may experience feelings and emotions such as:
- Numbness or emptiness
- An aching sadness
- Yearning or longing
- Anger, resentment or jealousy
- Guilt, blame, regret or relief
- Panic, anxiety or fear
- Exhaustion and a lack of energy
- Hopelessness and depression.
You may feel you have no control over what you're experiencing or when - this can be scary. You may want the emotional and mental pain to go away.
I'm here for you.
I can offer the safety and support to reflect, talk openly and express your feelings and emotions.
I work compassionately and non-judgementally.
I have practised bereavement counselling since 2011. Before this, I trained and volunteered with the charity Cruse Bereavement Care, providing one-to-one support and client assessments.
I can be of support if you're struggling with recent or past loss, including circumstances such as:
- Bereavement through sudden death or suicide
- Loss to Cancer or Covid
- Experiencing multiple losses
- Being a bereaved carer
- Parent or sibling loss
- Partner or child loss.
I hold an advanced-level Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling. I have also received further training in child and baby loss, such as the sensitive issues surrounding miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss and sudden infant loss.
Bereavement counselling with me can help you adjust to the changes in your life, find your coping and come to terms with your loss.
Sessions can be over the phone or online using Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp - I'm happy to explore these options with you if you'd like to.
I can help you feel part of a safe, trusting and supportive relationship so you can grieve freely.
Working at your pace, we can explore your sense of loss, feelings and emotions and the life you shared or hoped to share with your loved one.
Offering you attentive listening, compassion and acceptance, you can feel genuinely valued, heard and understood - perhaps for the first time.
Sometimes it's hard to express your feelings and emotions through words alone, yet we can use creative mediums to assist with this, including art materials. We can also use creativity to honour your loved one if you would like to do this.
I understand that loss through bereavement can trigger new or worsening mental health issues, such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. We can address any mental health issues together.
Sadly, there's no timeframe for grieving, and sometimes, long-term counselling is needed to support your coping and moving forward, yet I can work with you for as long as you need.
You can contact me to book an online or phone consultation
I offer a low-cost 45-minute consultation to explore the possibility of bereavement counselling.
If you'd like to book your consultation or ask questions before taking that step, please email me through this site or call or text 07729 193629.