What is bereavement counselling?
Bereavement counselling takes place in a relationship built upon trust, respect and confidentiality, to facilitate the processes of normal and complex grief.
It is a way of working that enables people to explore their concerns in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere and to find the best outcomes for them.
Talking to a counsellor may help people to:
- See things differently
- Explore feelings in a safe environment
- Find ways to manage feelings of loneliness and isolation
- Improve communication with family, friends and health professionals
- Feel supported
- Find a level of acceptance and increased understanding of their deepest concerns
Living with Loss
To explain when you might find counselling beneficial through:
- Theory around bereavement
- Strategies and tools to help you
- To have a better understanding of the grieving process
- Resources to help you
- When you might need counselling
Therapeutic Bereavement Groups
Therapeutic Bereavement Groups offer the opportunity to meet with other bereaved people who may be experiencing similar losses and issues
- Whilst everyone’s experience is different and their worries and concerns are unique some experiences to grief may be similar. Listening in a confidential setting to how other people have experienced their grief may therefore be helpful
- It is a place to meet with other bereaved people who have experienced the loss of a significant relative, to talk in a safe environment and explore feelings of loneliness, isolation, emptiness, anger and guilt and find ways to manage them