For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel and is a natural response to losing someone you care about. Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. The important thing is that you let yourself grieve and mourn as much and as long as you need to.
Bereavement counselling is a specialised type of counselling that involves supporting individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This counselling helps them work through their grief, as well as perhaps learn coping mechanisms to help them when they are on their own. Bereavement counselling is recommended for anyone, of any age, whose loss seems overwhelming or whose life is being adversely affected by their grief.
Turning to bereavement counselling after the loss of a loved one is not an admission of weakness, but instead it is an admission of the strength to seek help when it is needed.
If you're unable or are finding it difficult to move through your grief, or are concerned about the welfare of someone who isn't coping well; seek help, or encourage them to seek help from a specialist service.
Directions is here and will support you and/or a loved one through the grieving process.
Feel free to contact me for more information or to arrange an appointment.