Grief & Bereavement
Grief is our emotional response to loss and is a natural way of responding to the death or loss of someone we loved or were close to. Given time and care, most people will ultimately learn to cope and come to terms with the loss. During the grieving process, it is normal for people to experience a variety of intense emotional stages, for example, shock, sadness, tearfulness, loneliness, denial, anger, guilt, regret, depression, and acceptance.
As people begin to come to terms with their loss the intensity of these emotions gradually subsides. Bereavement is a term used to describe the feelings we experience when we lose someone close to us. It can be one of the most terrible experiences that people will have in life. The period of the bereavement process will differ for each person. There is no right or wrong length of time for grief, it may be a few months, a year or two, and some people may never come to terms with their loss.
I understand that it can be difficult to know when to seek professional help but if this sounds like your experience, then I can help. I am trained in several approaches. The approach used will be discussed and decided during your initial consultation. I offer a friendly, professional, ethical service, operating in two safe and supportive environments.