"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 can offer a safe relationship where you can grieve freely and find your coping
If you're struggling after bereavement, I can offer meaningful support. You can contact me 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 can be overwhelming. You may be experiencing reoccurring thoughts and images and intense feelings and emotions such as:
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 - but if you can feel it and express it, you can move forward. And I can be a supportive companion on this journey.
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:
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 a compassionate and non-judgemental counsellor, and we can work together to find your sense of coping and moving forward.
You will be welcome as you are - there are no expectations to be or feel a certain way. And I can help us establish a safe and trusting relationship where 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.
Offering you attentive listening, compassion and acceptance, you can feel genuinely valued, heard and understood - perhaps for the first time.
Sometimes it's hard to express your feelings and emotions through words alone, yet we can use creative mediums to assist with this, including art materials. We can also use creativity to honour your loved one if you would like to do this.
I understand that loss through bereavement can trigger new or worsening mental health issues, including PTSD, depression and anxiety. We can address any mental health issues together.
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.
You're welcome to book a free online or telephone consultation
If you'd like to book a free consultation or ask questions before taking that step, please email me through this site or call or text 07729 193629.