Having worked as a counsellor for a bereavement charity, I have seen the devastation that grief can inflict on a person and their family. It is normal to experience lots of different emotions, but also none at all.
People often feel an overwhelming sadness and loneliness, like a part of them is missing. You may feel lost and uncertain about the future as everything in your life has changed. This depressive state can cause people to isolate themselves from family and friends.
However, people sometimes feel that their family and friends do not know what to say so avoid them, which can be very hurtful. It is common to feel angry that your loved one has died and then guilty for feeling angry.
Grief can be confusing and you may feel you need to make sense of this. Sometimes families can find it hard to support each other as they are all grieving. The strain of death can lead to problems in families, which can make the grief even harder to deal with.
Bereavement affects people in different ways and that is “ok”. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Counselling can provide the space to talk about your feelings, the person who has died, changes to your life, fears and the future.
Bereavement counselling is appropriate at any time, even if the person you lost died a long time ago. It is when you feel ready to access the support.
If you would like to discuss bereavement counselling, please call or text on the number below or use the contact form to get in touch.