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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 can offer 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.

Your world may feel ripped apart or broken.

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 can be overwhelming.

You may be wondering if your grief is 'normal'.

Thoughts and images may replay over in your mind. Feelings and emotions may include:

  • Numbness or emptiness
  • Disbelief
  • An aching sadness
  • Yearning or longing
  • A sense of abandonment
  • Anger, resentment or jealousy
  • Guilt, shame, blame, regret or relief
  • Panic, anxiety or fear
  • Loneliness
  • Exhaustion and a lack of energy
  • Hopelessness and depression.

    You may feel you have no control over what you're experiencing or when - perhaps leaving you feeling vulnerable or scared. You may want the emotional and mental pain to go away.

    Sadly, grief doesn't just disappear. It needs to be felt and expressed for you to move forward, yet I can be a supportive companion in this journey.

    Working together can bring relief and hope.

    Having the safety and support to reflect, talk openly and express your feelings can help you adjust to the changes in your life, find your sense of coping and come to terms with your loss.

    I have practised bereavement counselling since 2011. Before this, I trained and volunteered for the charity Cruse Bereavement Care, providing one-to-one support and client assessments.

    I can be of support if you're struggling with recent or past loss, including circumstances such as:

  • Bereavement through sudden death
  • Bereavement by suicide
  • Loss to Cancer, Covid or MND
  • Grief overload through multiple losses
  • Being a bereaved carer
  • Parent or sibling loss
  • Partner or child loss
  • Trauma symptoms and PTSD.

    I hold an advanced-level Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling. I have also received further training in child and baby loss, including the sensitive issues surrounding miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss and sudden infant loss.

    I'm here for you. We can work together to find your sense of coping and moving forward.

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

    In the counselling space, you will be welcome as you are - I won't judge or tell you what to do.

    I can help you feel part of a safe, trusting and supportive relationship so you can grieve freely.

    Working at your pace, we can explore your sense of loss, feelings and emotions and the life you shared or hoped to share with your loved one.

    We can also explore mental health struggles such as new or worsening depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or bipolar disorder.

    Offering you genuine acceptance, 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, so I aim to nurture your self-compassion.

    Sometimes it's hard to connect with and express your feelings and emotions, yet we can use creative mediums alongside talking to assist with this. We can also use creativity to honour your loved one if you feel this would be helpful.

    Sadly, there's no timeframe for grieving, and sometimes long-term counselling is needed to support your coping and moving forward, yet I can work with you for as long as you need.

    Sessions can be over the phone or online using Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp - this is just as effective as working together in person.

    A meaningful future is possible. It (really) is.

  • 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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