Bereavement happens to everyone in life at some point. Sometimes, support is needed to help you through your grieving process.
It is the capacity to feel consuming grief and pain and despair that also allows me to embrace love and joy and beauty with my whole heart. I must let it all in – Anna White.
Counselling can help you heal
Experiencing the death of a loved one can be one of the most troubling parts of anyone’s life. Initially, you may be in shock, especially if your loss is sudden and unexpected, although, shock can also be experienced if the death is expected.
My counselling practice in Leamington Spa and Stratford upon Avon can help to address some of the difficult emotions you may encounter following your loss.
You have experienced a distressing trauma. It is natural to feel overwhelmed by a whole range of emotions following the loss of a loved one, such as intense sadness, emotional pain and sometimes anger.
Learning to cope with your grief through counselling
Grief doesn’t just disappear, it has to be worked through, expressed and felt. This is where bereavement counselling, also known as grief counselling, can support you. The pain experienced can hurt tremendously and is often devastating. Grief therapy helps you to cope with the loss you are experiencing. You will most likely never stop missing the person you have lost, but with the right support, you can start to piece your life together again.
Other types of loss
Traditionally, we may consider loss relating to the death of a family member, partner or friend, but other challenges in life can also bring up difficult feelings. Some examples include:
In any of these troubling situations, you could experience a wide range of emotions. These can be difficult to deal with and you may suffer from anxiety or depression. Hence, attending psychotherapy after a loss with an experienced counsellor, such as myself, can help you come to terms with these challenges. Enabling you to adjust to the loss and to find a new way forward.
Bereavement counselling experience and training
Through my own experience of loss, therapy helped me to adjust to a different life without my loved ones. I understand this can be a challenging journey to undertake. With help and support, you can feel positive again, which I have personally experienced.
Furthermore, my psychotherapy training has covered a wide variety of topics such as:
- Loss of a child
- Losing a parent
- Childhood and adolescent grief
- Sibling loss
- Losing an adult child
- Sudden death
- Loss through suicide
- Complex, disenfranchised and delayed grief
- Working with patients and carers pre and post death
I work at the Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford-Upon-Avon as a Volunteer Counsellor. In addition, I have a wide range of experience in grief counselling including researching adolescent bereavement specifically.
Feel free to give me a ring for a chat or send me an email. We can discuss how grief counselling can help you through this difficult time. Let me help you to learn to manage life after loss.
My counselling practice is located in Stratford-upon-Avon or Leamington Spa.