Grief and Loss Counselling

“I felt so much that I started to feel nothing at all.” Unknown

When we lose somebody dear to us, our world is turned upside down. What we once enjoyed and bought pleasure to our lives, is now tainted with sadness and despair. We can be fine one moment, then with a memory, a name or a song, our sadness is triggered again, leaving feelings of confusion and worry that we will never feel ‘normal’ again.

“People kept telling me that life goes on, but to me that was the saddest part.” Unknown

For some people, grief can be so overwhelming and paralysing. How can I continue in this world without this person I love? Life can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, that you’re unable to get off. Many clients worry that with time their grief seems to be getting worse, not better.  Unfortunately the demands of life continue, when all we want is for the world to stop so that can catch our breath, and grieve the person we love.

“No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” Faraaz Kazi

I understand that grieving is an expression of love. When we have loved deeply, we grieve deeply.  That love and connection doesn’t stop when somebody dies. role is not to take your grief away, but to help you to understand your grief to make it manageable and controllable, so that you can continue to function in a world that often doesn’t understand what you feel or need. I walk alongside you and support you as you take this emotional journey.  You will be confident that you are in professional, experienced hands.

I use a variety of techniques to gently explore your grief with you. At all times your experience is respected, and your loss is honoured. There is no timeline to grief. Each person’s grief experience is unique to them.