Bereavement Support

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
Supporting
Living with loss

Living with Loss

To explain when you might find counselling beneficial through:

  • Stories
  • 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

Kids discuss grief