Bereavement Counselling

Are you struggling with a bereavement? I’m a qualified counsellor and work specifically with all types of grief and loss, particularly around bereavement.

Bereavement can make us feel that we are behaving irrationally, out of control, withdrawn, not coping, and many more seemingly irrational feelings. 

Death of a loved one after a long period of illness can be devastating – it might feel like a relief but then a sense of guilt for feeling that way. You may also feel you have lost your purpose. Suddenly you have lots of time on your hands and you may feel very alone.

Maybe you are still caring for your loved one?

A tragic death by suicide may leave you asking ‘why’ ?

Accidental death may leave you feeling very angry and want to blame someone.

Death of an abuser may also bring up lots of past and complicated unresolved feelings.

In my experience there is no right way to grieve, we all do it differently, in our own way and in our own time. Sharing how you feel with someone you trust is a good step towards feeling better. People often tell me that this is when they find out who their real friends are and sometimes that hand of friendship comes from surprising places.

We don’t ‘move on’, we don’t forget our loved ones, we take our memories with us but the pain softens as we learn to live again.

If you would like to see if I can help please do contact reception for an appointment.