A big part in counselling is dealing with grief, and loss of a love one. It’s something everyone has to experience in life, but it’s also one of the hardest things to deal with. Bereavement counselling is a big part of my counselling service, and most of my clients, whether they know it or not, are suffering from grief of a lost loved one. It’s important that you treat the emotional pain of bereavement at an early stage, as reprogramming your mind to live without the person is a hard task. It’s important that we as human beings understand grief, and the stages that grief arrives in. Grief tends to be an emotional state evolved round a progression of different emotions and reactions, including anxiety, anger, sadness, and shock. Dependant on the person, getting over something like grief may take weeks, months or even years. Understanding the stages of grief and how to overcome each stage is important, and thats what I aim to help you get over.
Opening up and facing the grief is the best way to start, holding everything in and trying to fill your life’s with a busy routine to overcome the loss of a loved one won’t do you any good. Creating extra busyness and not facing up to the grief will catch up with you, and it is extremely dangerous when it does.
Our first meeting, which is free, will give you the opportunity to open up about your loss. What was your feelings towards that person? How do you feel now that loved one has died? By facing these questions and opening up to someone is hard thing to do, but by doing so will be the first step to overcoming it. This session i’m just someone you can talk to and someone you can relate to, i’ve been through a lot of past grievances and will know exactly how you feel.
In follow up sessions we will discuss your future, and how you will live on without your loved one. It’s important that in life we get to a point where we are happy within ourselves, but still have a fond heart for our deceased loved ones. Remember if you’re going through such an experience, feel free to give me a call or an email and i’ll always do my best to help.