Bereavement Counselling in Staffordshire

Empathy & Understanding

Bereavement, Grief & Loss

At some point in our lives, we all suffer bereavement, grief and loss. There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Every loss is different and how we understand that loss is unique to each individual.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness.

The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. These are normal reactions to loss and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.

Loss takes many forms

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Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. You may associate grieving with the death of a loved one. This is often the cause of the most intense type of grief. But any loss can cause grief –

• Divorce or relationship breakup • Loss of health • Losing a job • Loss of financial stability • A miscarriage • Retirement • Death of a pet • Loss of a cherished dream • A loved one’s serious illness • Loss of a friendship • Loss of safety after a trauma • Selling the family home
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Even subtle losses in life can trigger a sense of grief. For example, you might grieve after moving away from home, graduating from University, or changing jobs. The process of grief can bring up many, sometimes unexpected trains of thought –

• An examining of your life • Questioning what is truly important to you, what you want from life and what gives your life meaning • Relationships, to those gone, to those still here, and to yourself • What to do now?
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As your bereavement counsellor, I’ll help you to understand your thoughts and feelings with clarity. I’ll help you to work through difficult emotions in greater depth and find ways to cope, manage and understand your grief.

No bereavement counsellor or therapist can take away your grief. We wouldn’t want to. After all, we need to grieve in order to heal. Therapy is not a ‘cure’ for the pain of bereavement. It’s simply a way to find a path through that pain.
  • Loss takes many forms<br />

    Loss takes many forms

    Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. You may associate grieving with the death of a loved one. This is often the cause of the most intense type of grief. But any loss can cause grief -

    • Divorce or relationship breakup
    • Loss of health
    • Losing a job
    • Loss of financial stability
    • A miscarriage
    • Retirement
    • Death of a pet
    • Loss of a cherished dream
    • A loved one’s serious illness
    • Loss of a friendship
    • Loss of safety after a trauma
    • Selling the family home

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    Even subtle losses in life can trigger a sense of grief. For example, you might grieve after moving away from home, graduating from University, or changing jobs. The process of grief can bring up many, sometimes unexpected trains of thought -

    • An examining of your life
    • Questioning what is truly important to you, what you want from life and what gives your life meaning
    • Relationships, to those gone, to those still here, and to yourself
    • What to do now?

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    As your bereavement counsellor, I’ll help you to understand your thoughts and feelings with clarity. I’ll help you to work through difficult emotions in greater depth and find ways to cope, manage and understand your grief.

    No bereavement counsellor or therapist can take away your grief. We wouldn’t want to. After all, we need to grieve in order to heal. Therapy is not a ‘cure’ for the pain of bereavement. It’s simply a way to find a path through that pain.

​"It has been my privilege and good fortune to have undertaken counselling sessions with Nirmal following a bereavement. I cannot place a value on these sessions as they have improved my life immeasurably."
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Or email: nirm@hellototherapy.co.uk

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Call or text me on: 07526 231 562
Or email: nirm@hellototherapy.co.uk

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