I am a qualified bereavement counsellor.
Grief is a natural response to the death of someone that is important to you. The nature of the relationship you have with the person that has died affects how you grieve for them. And the circumstances in which they died, whether they died suddenly or over a longer time, whether after an illness or following a traumatic event, this too, impacts on your experience of the bereavement.
Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Some people feel unsettled and confused; one minute they are able to get on with life, and the next they feel overwhelmed. Relationships with other people may seem different. It can be hard to find someone to talk to and it is common to feel that no-one understands. Emotions experienced may include depression, disbelief, loneliness, anger, regret, guilt, anxiety and numbness. Physical symptoms are common.
I have worked with bereaved adults in their early twenties to those in their mid eighties. Whether the bereavement is recent or happened some time ago, I can help you explore and understand what you are going through so that you feel more at peace and can move forwards with your life.