Grief and Bereavement Counselling
Getting Help With Bereavement & Grief
If someone you know has recently died, or maybe it was a while ago, it can be difficult to express how you feel. Some people just get on with their lives by being busy or working harder, but that often doesn’t help in the long term.
Perhaps you are still crying a lot and feeling the pain of loss.
Some people can’t stop thinking about the person who has died. Some people feel that they are struggling to cope with basic things in life.
Maybe you are on your own or maybe you find it difficult to talk to friends and family.
And what makes this even more confusing is that you may have waves of remembering positive things about the person you have lost, or you might not think about them at all one day.
No one will know how you feel, but sharing those thoughts and feelings can help.
How Couselling Can Help
Bereavement counselling is a way forward.
Linda can help you by listening, helping you to understand your grief and guiding you to find new ways to cope and enjoy life again.
You will never forget the person that has died but you can learn to feel better again.
It’s easier than ever to get help through Awaken the Change. You can choose face to face counselling at my practice in Bournemouth, bereavement counselling by telephone or video contact via Vsee.
Contact Linda by using the form below, or by telephone on 01202 248468.
You’ve got to trust yourself. Be gentle with yourself. And listen to yourself. You are the only one who can get you through this now.
Grief & Bereavement Explained
You may find the words used around grief and bereavement confusing.
Bereavement is a process or state that you go through when you have lost someone.
Grief is that internal experience of your loss when you react to your loss. Grief is about the reactions you get that encompass thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Because people can’t see what is going on they often don’t offer support and think that you are coping. Grief is normal after a loss; however, it can become complicated if the person doesn’t get the help they need. Complicated grief can cause health problems so it’s important to talk to someone like Linda.
Mourning is an external way of showing that you are grieving. Some people wear black, some people visit a grave regularly and some people may put flowers on the place where the person died.
The Causes of Grief
Did you know that grief can also happen after other losses?
Some people grieve over
- the loss of a friend who moves away
- a divorce
- a job
- their youth
- children leaving home
- the loss of a pet
- major changes in your social or financial situation
If you are feeling suicidal and need to talk to someone urgently…
- Ask for an emergency appointment with your doctor
- Contact your local hospital or health clinic
- Contact Samaritans in the UK 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. National freephone telephone number 116 123 or email email@example.com
- Contact SANEline in the UK 6pm – 11pm, 365 days a year. National telephone number 0300 304 700.
- Get help through International suicide helplines http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html