Bereavement counselling for loss and grief
Loss comes in many forms, and you can go through an intense period of grieving following bereavement or the loss of something that's important to you - good health, self-image, identity, relationships, self-esteem, a sense of safety, security, trust, hope.
Grief can affect your whole being - what you think, how you feel and behave, yet it's an entirely personal experience. There’s no such thing as the 'right' way to grieve, or something you should or shouldn’t be feeling.
Loss and grief can be difficult to work through on your own. Support from others is one of the most helpful things I know (alongside self-compassion and self-care), and it's not a 'weakness' or 'failure' to get support when you need it.
I am professionally trained in grief and bereavement counselling, and these are just some of the experiences I can support you with:
I've experienced the pain of loss and grief
I can enable you to feel supported at a particularly difficult time in your life (or perhaps during the worst time of your life), and I am committed to being alongside you in a compassionate, deeply understanding and non-judgemental way.
Why do people come for bereavement counselling?
People often come for bereavement counselling when they’re feeling a sense of devastation and overwhelmed with grief, yet it’s equally beneficial if you’re experiencing conflicting feelings, an ongoing sense of emptiness, or nothing at all.
A lot of people find it easier to talk to a bereavement counsellor - there will be people who feel unable to cope with your grief, don't know what to say to you, or know how to acknowledge what you're going through, and this can feel deeply upsetting.
I can see you on an individual basis, as a couple, or family, and for long-term or short-term bereavement counselling. I can offer the following:
As a private bereavement counsellor, I can see you fairly quickly for a first appointment - usually within a week of you making contact with me.
A little bit of information about me
I have over a decade of experience supporting adults through bereavement and loss, alongside advanced training in grief and bereavement counselling and specialist training in miscarriage (pregnancy loss) and baby loss.
I am a former volunteer for the charity Cruse Bereavement Care, and having worked in bereavement services (Local Authority), I am familiar with the administrative and legal procedures around bereavement. I am experienced in facilitating bereavement support groups – both independently and on behalf of organisations.
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