Grief Counselling for Loss or Bereavement
Grief is a powerful and sometimes all consuming emotion that many can find difficult to cope with. It can be a result of unexpected loss of someone or something in your life and adjusting to new circumstances you hadn’t prepared for.
Whilst grief is usually triggered by the loss of a loved one, it can also be a result of losing your job or the breakdown of a relationship. Grief can be debilitating and prevent you from carrying out your normal daily activities, so it is important to recognise if you are struggling with grief. If any element of our lives that we were once used to is removed, without our choosing, it can instigate a sense of loss.
What are the stages of grief & bereavement?
Grief is a complex set of emotions that can be difficult for people to manage.
There are five main stages of grief which tend to emerge in this order:
1. Shock and Denial – this is a natural response that kicks to try and protect us from the pain and sadness that derives from loss.
2. Anger or Guilt – we usually look for someone or something to blame when we feel pain. If we’re not sure where to place that blame, it can surface in different ways and may mean your pain is expressed as anger. This can be destructive behaviour, so it is important to identify and manage it to prevent long term damage.
3. Bargaining – seeking ways out. Questioning decisions and actions that you think could have prevented the outcome. This is very common if a loss is unexpected.
4. Depression – grief can be exhausting which can result in intense feelings of lowness.
5. Acceptance – the final stage, when you can begin to plan how to move forward; learning how to live your life again.
It’s time to talk
Knowing when to reach out for help can be hard. Talking through your emotions during a turbulent time can feel overwhelming, but in doing so, it can help you identify reasons behind a change in behaviour and how to move forward.
If you have recently experienced disruption to your life, or have lost someone close to you, can you identify with any symptoms outlined below? If so, it may be time to talk to someone to learn how to manage these emotions and recover.
Persistent longing for the deceased
Having trouble in accepting the death, often leading to severe emotional pain
Emotional numbness, inability to feel anything
Feelings and thoughts of depression
A withdrawal from typical social activities, shutting yourself away
How can grief counselling and psychotherapy help with grief and bereavement?
Wellbeing Centre London offers bereavement counselling in Fulham and Putney, across London and the UK to get you through the grieving process. We have an expert team of psychotherapists and counsellors who have a proven track record of achieving promising results with clients struggling during times of loss.
We offer a safe and secure space to encourage our clients to open up about how they are feeling.
Wellbeing Centre London Practitioners who can help you with Grief / Bereavement
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you recover from Grief, simply contact us to arrange a FREE initial 15-minute consultation.
If you are interested in finding out how we can help you manage your grief, you can book a free initial consultation with us and take the first step in moving forward and coping with your loss.
Fees for private therapy range from £65–£140. The sessions last between 50-90 minutes.
Take a positive step toward a happier you, today.