Bereavement counselling can help you find your way through an often confusing and distressing experience
I offer bereavement counselling for adults of all ages, including confidential sessions for people affected by a loved one's disability, life-threatening or life-limiting illness, or struggling to cope with the loss of a partner, child, parent or family member.
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, and support in moving forward with a sense of hope, confidence and inner peace.
Everyone has a right to grieve, and I will provide you with a safe and supportive space where you can talk about your experiences, express your feelings and emotions, work through increasing anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress, share or make memories, and adjust to the changes in your life.
Coping with grief after the loss of a child
The loss of a child can be deeply traumatic, and bring up intense feelings of sadness, guilt, anger, fear, and sometimes, jealousy. You may feel in crisis, depressed, or even suicidal. This experience can be challenging for anyone and put a strain on relationships.
I can help if you've suffered the devastating loss of a child of any age, yet I have received specialist training in baby loss - miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death.
I am here for you as a couple or individual, and if you're in a relationship, we can explore difficulties and differences in coping and communicating, so you can increase your support for one other. I can also provide family sessions to include a grandparent or grandparents.
Coping with grief as a family
A loved one's death, disability, life-threatening or life-limiting illness can throw the whole family into crisis, yet responses and emotions will be different, sometimes making it difficult to be available to, patient with, and understanding of one another.
I can help you build upon the strengths you already have, and move forward together. I can also help you support children and teenagers through grief - they learn to grieve from the adults around them.
I have supported bereaved and grieving adults for over a decade
I have supported bereaved and grieving adults for over a decade, and my previous 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 bereavement counselling - 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 to ask any questions you may have
If you feel you're struggling to cope or need a safe person to talk to, please contact me to arrange an introductory session or to ask questions about the counselling I can offer you. You can call or text 07729 193629 or submit the contact form on this website.