Bereavement & Loss
Bereavement, grief and loss are painful and difficult experiences to integrate.
Death and dying throw up difficult emotions, not just sadness and grief but more challenging one's like guilt, anger and relief. Relationships come under pressure as people react differently and family dynamics are altered as people seek to adjust to the change. It often has an impact on our health with symptoms ranging from loss of appetite to lack of energy. Changed circumstances may demand we undertake new and unfamiliar tasks requiring us to learn new skills. We may question our faith, and we may question who we are and what our purpose in life is. All this can be deeply confusing, unsettling and difficult to manage.
Add to this societal taboo around speaking of death and the constant request to move on and get over the event can leave us feeling pressured, very alone and isolated.
Our work would give you an opportunity to explore and process your bereavement, be it recent or older. Exploring your relationship to your loss we would seek to explore how you can come terms with the situation. My hope is that counselling allows you manage the process and find some peace.