"When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good". - Carl Rogers
Bereavement counselling offers a safe space where you can grieve freely and find your sense of coping
The loss of a partner, child, family member or friend can be a truly devastating, distressing and lonely experience, yet also evoke unresolved feelings and painful memories from the past.
Support from others is therefore helpful, yet you might not want or feel able to talk to, grieve with or in the presence of those around you.
Or maybe the support you have had has now drifted away or is no longer available, and you're left struggling with things on your own.
Many people access bereavement counselling and for the reasons mentioned above.
As a bereavement counsellor, I can be with you if you're struggling with loss and grief.
I have worked with people bereaved through many different circumstances, and I can be alongside you at your pace, with sensitivity, compassion and understanding.
I can offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore personal loss, reflect, and express your feelings and emotions. There are no expectations to be or feel a certain way.
With knowledge in mental health, I can assist with the additional challenges of depression, increasing anxiety or post-traumatic stress.
Creative mediums such as art and journal writing can form a part of our work - I've received training to facilitate and support this process.
I can work with you for as long as you need and to enable you to grieve freely, find your sense of coping and a feeling of inner peace.
Bereavement counselling can enable you to feel supported through a loved one's illness
Receiving news of and witnessing a partner, family member or friend's life-limiting or terminal illness can be devastating and distressing.
You may find it difficult to process what is happening, cope with changes in how they are or your relationship with them.
In families, everyone can be affected, yet differences in feelings and coping may prevent that opportunity for mutual support.
If you're caring for your loved one, you may struggle to attend to your needs or maintain contact and relationships with others.
Bereavement counselling is a space where you can talk, reflect, and feel supported. It can relieve feelings of stress, loneliness, anxiety and depression, and prevent carer burn-out.
Experienced in bereavement counselling, I am someone you can turn to, and there are no expectations to be or feel a certain way.
I can offer a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can take time to:
Please make contact if you feel you need to - I will do my utmost to put you at ease.
You can contact me to book an introductory session or to ask any questions you may have
I offer sessions online or by phone - I'm happy to explore the options with you.
If you would like to book an introductory session or ask questions before taking that step, please call 07729 193629 or use my contact form.