What is bereavement and grief?
Bereavement and grief is something you can experience after the death or loss of a relative, partner, friend, colleague or pet, it can be a very painful experience. It is natural and normal to grieve when someone or something we love dies.
Symptoms of grief
You may feel a number of things after a death:
- Shock: It is hard to believe that someone important is not coming back. This can leave you feeling numb.
- Pain: Feelings of distress and pain can be overwhelming.
- Anger: Death can seem cruel and unfair, especially when you feel someone has died before their time, or when you had plans for the future.
- Guilt: People who have been bereaved of someone close often say they feel directly or indirectly to blame for the person’s death or you may feel that you didn’t do enough to help them when they were alive.
- Depression: Life can feel like it no longer holds any meaning.
- Longing: You may find that you can’t stop thinking about the events leading up to the death.
- Sometimes we do not know how to grieve or think we should be ok after a period of time, even if we do not feel ok.
How counselling can help?
Painful feelings can be expressed in a safe supported space where you can work through the different stages of grief. If you are feeling stuck and unable to cope with anger, sadness or guilt, counselling can help you process these emotions.
Please contact me for further information or to book an appointment.
- £20 for the initial assessment session
- £40 per session after