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Azalea Counselling Counselling from Eastleigh near Winchester
with Vicky Mould

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"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. bereavement and grief counselling

Bereavement counselling offers a safe relationship where you can grieve freely and find your coping

If you're struggling after bereavement, I hope to be someone you reach out to - either on my practice mobile 07729 193629 or by email.

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 is often messy. You may be experiencing feelings and emotions that confuse you, concern you, and completely overwhelm you at times.

Shock, numbness, sadness, anger, guilt, blame, resentment, jealousy, relief, regret, panic, fear, anxiety, hopelessness, depression and loneliness are just some feelings that may surface. There may be crying, pining for your loved one, physical symptoms, dreams, nightmares or flashbacks.

The Covid pandemic may have created a sense of additional trauma for you. Or you may be judging how you feel or don't feel. Or you may have lost confidence, faith, or a sense of hope.

You may think, what is the point in carrying on with life. You may feel that others around you don't understand what you're going through.

Sadly, grief doesn't just disappear. It needs to be felt and expressed for you to move forward. And this is where bereavement counselling can help.

Bereavement counselling establishes a safe relationship where you can be you, express your feelings and emotions and find your coping.

I have provided bereavement counselling for adults since 2011. Before this, I volunteered with Cruse for over three and a half years, carrying out client assessments and one to one support.

Bereavement through sudden death, suicide, baby loss, cancer and lung disease are some of the circumstances people have explored with me.

As an Accredited Practitioner of the Foundation for Infant Loss, I hold training in the sensitive issues around baby loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death and sudden infant death.

I'm here for you. I can help you feel part of a safe, trusting and supportive relationship so that you can find your sense of coping.

You can call or text 07729 193629 or email me to book a free consultation in the first instance.

You will be welcome as you are - there are no expectations or pressure to be or feel a certain way, and we can explore and reflect at your pace.

Offering genuine non-judgement, compassion and attentive listening, you can feel valued, heard and understood at what may be the worst time of your life. I appreciate that your grief holds its own time and pace, so I aim to nurture your self-compassion rather than try to hurry you along.

Feelings of grief can be confusing, feel 'wrong', trick you into thinking you're going 'mad' or are somehow 'abnormal', yet I can offer gentle reassurance on what you're feeling. And if there is a feeling (or feelings) that you're stuck with, we can look at creative ways of releasing that.

Using art mediums is a creative way of exploring and expressing your feelings and emotions. We can discuss creative working in a consultation.

I understand that feelings of grief and the stress and trauma of bereavement can trigger new or worsening depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. As I'm also a mental health counsellor, I can support you with this.

Working together can help you adjust to the changes in your life, perhaps come to terms with your loss and discover hope for the future.

Sessions can be over the phone or online using Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp. A meaningful future is possible. It (really) is. I'm here for you.

You can contact me to book a free consultation or to ask any questions

I offer bereavement counselling across Eastleigh, Winchester, Southampton and Fareham.

If you'd like to book a free consultation or ask questions before taking that step, please call or text 07729 193629 or use my email form.

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