Bereavement counselling can help you find your way through an often confusing and distressing experience
I offer bereavement counselling to adults of all ages, including people affected by a loved one's serious illness or struggling to cope with the death of a partner, parent, child, family member or close friend.
You may be thinking about bereavement counselling for yourself, as a couple or family, and I am someone you can turn to for genuine compassion, understanding and acceptance.
I believe that everyone has a right to grieve - free from any pressures or expectations, and I provide a safe and supportive space where you can:
I will work alongside you at your pace, for as long as you need.
Some people find art, craft activities and writing helpful - not only as a way of expressing feelings and emotions, yet also to share or make memories of their loved one. I have received training in art therapy, and I can offer this alongside counselling.
Working together, you can find new meaning in your life and move forward with a sense of confidence and inner peace.
Coping with grief after the loss of a child
The loss of a child can be deeply traumatic, and bring up intense feelings of sadness, guilt, anger, fear, and sometimes, jealousy. You may feel in crisis, depressed, or even suicidal. This experience can be challenging for anyone and put a strain on relationships.
I can help if you've suffered the devastating loss of a child of any age, yet I have received specialist training in miscarriage and baby loss - stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death.
I am here for you as a couple or individual, and if you're in a relationship, we can explore difficulties and differences in coping and communicating, so you can increase your support for one other. I can also provide family sessions to include a grandparent or grandparents.
Coping with grief within the family
A loved one's death or serious illness can throw the whole family into crisis, yet responses and emotions will be different, sometimes making it difficult to be available to, patient with, and understanding of one another.
I can help you build upon the strengths you already have, and move forward together. I can also help you support children and teenagers through grief - they learn to grieve from the adults around them.
Bereavement counselling can benefit anyone - it's not just for those who feel overwhelmed with grief or a sense of devastation. If you need a safe person to talk to, please get in touch with me.
I have worked with bereaved and grieving adults for over a decade
I have worked with bereaved and grieving adults for over a decade, and my former roles include bereavement support volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care and bereavement services officer within Local Authority.
In addition to my core counselling qualifications, I hold a Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling (advanced level) and Certificate in Couple and Family Counselling. I feel proud to be an Accredited Member of the Foundation for Infant Loss.
I am passionate about the work I do - not only because I know it helps, yet because I get to witness the strengths people have within themselves - even when they don't believe it at first.
Contact me to book an introductory session or ask questions
I can usually see you within a week for an introductory session, and then weekly or fortnightly after that. If you feel you are in crisis, emergency appointments are available.
If you would like to book an introductory session or ask questions before taking that step, please call 07729 193629, email [email protected] or complete and submit the contact form on this website.