Heart Centred Counselling: Supporting you when you need it most.
Bereavement can have a devastating impact on your life and can leave you feeling exhausted and alone, overwhelmed by emotions and unable to cope. The gaping whole left in your life creates pain and anguish. We’re often told that time is a healer, but it’s rarely that easy! There may be a pressure for you to keep going in order to support your loved ones. Difficulty sleeping, shock, numbness, sadness, guilt and anger; the mix of feelings can be confusing and overwhelming. Ordinary activities can feel impossible and emotions can feel out of control.
I’m here for you, providing you with the support you need when you need it most.
While there are many models that describe the stages of grief, it’s seldom so simple. Counselling can enable you to move through these stages of grief naturally while feeling supported, heard and accepted. Working together, at a pace that suites you, we will explore and understand the nature of your loss and its impact upon you. The warmth, compassion and acceptance I provide can reduce the intensity of your feelings, so you feel better able to cope. Clients have found great relief and have been able to gradually to come to terms with their loss and move forward with their life.
Everyone’s grief is unique and can steam from a variety of life events: ending of a relationship, the death of a loved one, miscarriage, change to your health or loss of identity and purpose. Counselling can enable you to come to terms with your loss, find freedom from overthinking and hope for the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bereavement?
Bereavement is a process of grieving, which is the gradual coming to terms with a loss such as the death of a loved, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job or decline in health.
What does grief feel like?
The experience of grief can vary greatly but it may involve sadness, anger, confusion, numbness, shock, denial and relief. There is no one right way to feel and you may feel a combination of conflicting feelings. You may also experience physical symptoms such as change of appetite and difficulty sleeping.
How long does the grieving process take?
Grieving is an individual process and its duration will depend on a number of factors including the support you have.
How does Counselling help Bereavement?
Counselling can enable you to process your loss by helping you to understand your grieving process and identify and express your feelings and emotions while feeling safe and supported.