Sadly all of us will have to deal with bereavement during our lifetime. The loss of a loved one can result in a wide range of feelings including grief, anger, sadness and sometimes guilt as we try to adapt to the loss. How people cope with bereavement varies from person to person and is influenced by many factors, such as religious beliefs, the relationship with the loved one you have lost and the reaction of others around you.
Bereavement support offers you the opportunity to talk to someone about how you are feeling in a confidential way. It will also give you techniques to help you manage your grief.
Why choose bereavement support?
Grief is a normal human emotion, but sometimes it can become overwhelming and all-consuming.
If you find that the sadness is becoming invasive to your daily life, feel continually distressed and it doesn’t seem to be abating with time, or you feel that you are just not coping with your grief, you may benefit from bereavement therapy.
What to expect
I offer both face to face and online sessions.
Face to face sessions take place in the warm, calming environment of my therapy room. This light-filled room, which has its own separate entrance, looks out over the garden.
If you choose online sessions, all you need is an internet connection and a device such as a PC, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone. Your surroundings are important so find a room away from distractions and interruptions.
There is no set formula for how many sessions of bereavement support you will require, but I find I see most people between 3 and 6 times. Sessions last approximately 60 minutes. During these sessions, I will use a variety of techniques to help you understand why you are feeling how you are, and work through your grief to find a balance. I will also be a confidential, supportive ear, there to listen to you if you want to talk.
If you would like to talk to me about bereavement support, get in touch to arrange a free consultation.