Bereavement counselling can help you find your way through an often confusing and distressing experience
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 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.
Working together, you can find new meaning in your life and move forward with a sense of confidence and inner peace.
The death of a child can be deeply traumatic, and bring up intense feelings of sadness, guilt, anger, and sometimes, jealousy. You may feel in crisis, depressed, or even suicidal. This experience can be challenging for any parent and put a strain on relationships.
I work alongside single parents, as well as couples - including same-sex couples, and I can also provide family sessions to include a grandparent or grandparents.
I can help if you've suffered the death of a child of any age, yet I have received specialist training in miscarriage and baby loss - stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death.
Bereaved and grieving families
The death or serious illness of an adult or child can throw a family into crisis, and responses and emotions will be different, sometimes making it difficult to be patient with, and understanding of one another.
I can help you build upon your family's strengths, understand, communicate with and support one another. I can also help you support children and teenagers through grief - they learn to grieve from the adults around them.
A creative approach to bereavement counselling
Some people find art, craft activities and writing helpful - not only as a way of expressing feelings and emotions, yet also to commemorate their loved one.
I have received training in art therapy and expressive arts therapy, and I can offer any of the above alongside counselling.
Bereavement counselling can benefit anyone
Bereavement counselling can benefit anyone - not just those who are feeling overwhelmed with grief or a sense of devastation. If you feel you need someone to talk to, please get in touch.
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 or email me through this website.