LOSS / BEREAVEMENT
After the loss of a loved one, we can often experience a wide variety of emotions – shock, disbelief, numbness, sadness, anger, loneliness, helplessness or hopelessness. Your world may seem like it has been turned upside down. The emotions can be ever changing and can often catch us off guard, often leading us to feel and behave out of character.
A support system can help in overcoming some of the hurdles experienced with grief. Whilst family and friends are vital, they too may be experiencing their own grief and may not be available to help you through yours. Other times our loved ones may be willing to help us but they simply do not know how to, they do not want to see someone they love in pain and suffering. We often hide these feelings to avoid upsetting those around us.
Counselling therapy provides the individual the opportunity to express these feelings of despair and sadness, without fear of upsetting anyone. A therapist will provide an environment for the individual to talk about their loss whilst also explore new methods in which the individual can adjust to their new life with all its changes and thereby manage their range of emotions, whilst remaining in control.