Dealing with the death of a loved one might be one of the most difficult and distressing things you ever have to go through. However you’re feeling and whatever emotions you’re experiencing, there is nothing wrong with your reaction. Everybody grieves differently, and it’s natural to experience a range of emotions, including shock, anger, sadness, loneliness and guilt. You might even feel numb, emotionally distant or like you’ve lost part of yourself. The important thing to remember is there’s no right or wrong way to react to loss, and you will feel happy again.
But you don’t have to go through grief alone. Bereavement therapy and counselling can help.
The emotions you experience during bereavement can be intense and overwhelming, and it can be difficult to come to terms with the loss of a loved one and adapt to life without them. But with bereavement counselling, you can work through the stages of grief and understand your emotions. You can learn to accept your loss, cope with bereavement and find comfort in positive memories, all within a safe and supportive space, with the help of an approachable and understanding therapist.
How Bereavement Counselling Can Help You Cope with Grief
We know that opening up about a significant loss can be painful, but keeping your feelings bottled up can cause your emotions to build and make you feel isolated in your grief. Not talking about your loss and suppressing your emotions can cause your grief to manifest itself in other ways, such as in mental health problems.
But talking about your emotions might be just what you need to cope with bereavement and reconnect with life after loss. Sometimes though, it’s easier to talk to someone impartial who is outside of your family or friendship circle.
Bereavement therapists will not only listen and let you get your thoughts and feelings off your chest, but they’ll also help you manage your emotions, develop coping strategies, focus on the present and future, and reflect on the past with a healthy mindset.
By no means is bereavement counselling about forgetting or moving on from the person you lost. It’s about accepting and dealing with loss and finding hope, happiness and optimism for the future again.
Lucy will be there for you as long as you want her support and guidance. You can continue to work with her long-term to gain deep and valuable insights into your thoughts, feelings and mental health, and work through the many layers we all have as humans. You can benefit from her unique integrative approach that has proved successful with many clients over several months or even many years. Or if you’d prefer short term or brief counselling, that’s completely fine too — these are your psychotherapy sessions and ultimately, you’re in the driver’s seat of your wellbeing journey.
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Take the First Step Towards Dealing with Loss
If you need help dealing with loss, Happy As Larry Group offers bereavement therapy and counselling to help you work through, understand and manage your emotions, as well as take care of yourself during this difficult time. Whichever stage of grief you’re in, we can help.
We’ll create a personalised bereavement therapy plan tailored to your needs because we know that your loss and experience of grief is different from anyone else’s.
With the help of Lucy, our professional, experienced and sensitive therapist, you can process your loss and deal with grief in your own way, at your own pace. Lucy can also help you support friends or family members who are grieving while processing your own emotions.
We also know it can be easy to let your self-care slip when grieving, and you may feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself. That’s why, as well as supporting you with bereavement counselling, we’ll help you find yourself again and keep on top of your self-care with wellbeing coaching.
If you’re ready to seek bereavement help, get in touch. We know you need a therapist you can trust and feel comfortable opening up to about your loved one and your loss, so we can arrange a free phone consultation for you to get to know our therapists and wellbeing coaches, and for us to understand what you’re going through.
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Lucy is a recognised practitioner for a number of private health care providers. To access psychotherapy with Lucy covered by your private health care you will need to:
- Contact your provider and make them aware that you have chosen the practitioner you would like to receive treatment from, quoting Lucy Da Silva’s full name
- To enable the set up process to begin your treatment please ask for the following information (which you will need to pass on to us):
Membership number or policy number
If there is a scheme number
Enquire whether there will be a number of sessions ready to use and if so how many in the first instance