It is a sobering thought that at some stage in our lives we will all be affected by the death of someone we know. For some the impact can be devastating, especially when the death is sudden, but even after a long illness, the finality can trigger all kinds of emotions. At the same time, other people seem to be able to take it in their stride without experiencing significant emotional turbulence.

However it affects us, we often find it useful to be able to talk about our thoughts and feelings following a bereavement. There is not always anything in particular that people want to resolve beyond simply having an independent person who can demonstrate some empathy and concern. I tend to use simple, person centred counselling to support people working through bereavement combined with practical support and reference to other appropriate sources of support.

Occasionally, a bereavement can resurrect an old, unresolved issue and at these times I  can help with support, therapy and advice to help people move on. What is important is that people have the time and space to grieve effectively without either being made to feel bad about this and without becoming stuck in a negative cycle of thinking and despair.

BOOKING  a session

You can book your first session by using the contact form or by calling me on 07974 228396. You can pay at the beginning of the first session by cheque, with cash or with most credit and debit cards. Fees and Sessions are described here.