What is Bereavement Therapy?

It can take months, sometimes even years, to even begin understanding how you feel when you lose a loved one. Emotions are heightened, some of them are new and they’re often so intense it feels as if we will be overwhelmed!

Sometimes it feels as though we simply cannot cope with everyday life, that we’re going to be consumed by our grief. Or that we simply do not understand the feelings we are experiencing when it comes to grief. It is at this point that something like Bereavement Therapy can really make all the difference.

Grief is painful and exhausting and there is no right way to deal with it. It can sometimes seem easier to hide from these feelings all together rather than confronting them. However, working through the sadness and allowing ourselves to feel and express our feelings can really help the bereavement process to begin.   There are many ways that grief can manifest and it differs for each person, below are just some of the ways in which people can suffer:

Anxiety
Fatigue
Dreams
Crying fits
Anger

Bereavement therapy will do just that. It is there to allow the bereaved person a neutral party to talk with, cry with and express all their feelings to, without feeling like a burden upon those around them.

Bereavement therapy or bereavement counselling involves supporting people through the experience of losing someone close to them. It’s a chance to work through the grief as well as learning some coping mechanisms to help when they’re on their own.

Bereavement counselling is literally for anyone, of any age suffering grief from whatever kind of loss. If your life is being adversely affected by the overwhelming sense of loss, then you need to speak to someone and let those feelings out.

Talking about death is the first step to overcoming it and that is what a Bereavement therapist is for. I am there to listen and help.

“Bereavement is terrible, of course. And when somebody you love dies, it’s a time for reflection, a time for memory, a time for regret.”
R. Dawkins

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