Working through grief

Grief and loss take many forms. One of the most significant traumas that anyone can ever experience is the death of a loved one. Yet grieving and loss may also accompany the loss of a job, a relationship or friendship, the death of a pet, or a life-altering event such as injury, fertility issues or menopause, illness, and moving house or even countries.

Grief and loss are deeply personal experiences that may be felt and expressed in different ways. In grief, it is common to feel completely alone, and that no-one can understand the depth of your pain. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. However grief affects you, counselling is a safe and supportive way to effectively process your grief, come to terms with your loss, and find ways to cope in drastically changed life circumstances.


Most Common reactions to grief

Grief often presents itself in unusual ways.

Some common emotional responses to grief include:

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Changes in appetite

  • Disrupted sleep patterns

  • Guilt

  • Loneliness

  • Mood swings/constant tearfulness

  • Numbness

  • Remorse

  • Sadness

  • Shock


These feelings, thoughts and behaviours can affect your ability to function in daily life. Grief counselling can help in the healing process, as it explores and addresses your personal needs at your own pace. 

Grief counselling can help you with:

  • Working through painful memories and emotions

  • Making your grief manageable

  • Learning to enjoy life again

  • Acceptance


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