What Does Grief Feel Like?
The feelings that follow the death or loss of a loved one can be overwhelming, but also confusing and even contradictory. You may experience a deep well of sadness and sorrow that leads you to withdraw into yourself, and away from activities and relationships that used to bring you joy and pleasure. You may also feel numb, empty or disconnected from others, even those closest to you. Bereavement counselling provides a safe space where you can start to make sense of your feelings, so you can start to get your life back on track.
Grief can be accompanied by powerful feelings of anger that you have been left behind, or guilt for things that you should or shouldn’t have done. You may feel intensely lonely, or find yourself becoming absent-minded, even forgetting sometimes that the person you have lost is no longer with you.
Losing a loved one can also bring on anxiety and feelings of helplessness. You may be troubled by fears about your own mortality, about moving on with your life without that person, or about tackling the responsibilities you now have to face alone.
REMOTE SESSIONS – WORKING ONLINE WITH OUR TEAM
The current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global situation is affecting us all.
We understand that the uncertainty and disruption to daily life this brings, can be an extra burden for people who are already struggling with anxiety, depression and other aspects of mental health.
All of our therapists are experienced in delivering remote sessions using Zoom, Skype and FaceTime, which means your therapy can continue online without disruption.
Our four central London locations currently remain open, and we are happy to see you in person as well.
Please book a call with our friendly and experienced assessment team who can explain how remote sessions can work for you.
We value creating a personal therapy that is tailored to your specific needs and requirements, and this month we have a Spring Promotion to provide greater access to our services.
Therapy is a space where you can work through challenging patterns, stressful relationships and compulsive behaviours that are limiting your life in some way.
We want to support people who struggle with their mental wellbeing and teach them new skills to manage situations in a healthier way.
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- This offer is available with all of our therapists, at all price points
- This offer is available to new EM clients only
- Offer ends on 31st March 2020
Bereavement & Grief Counselling
Our therapists are here to help you explore your feelings around your particular loss, whether it’s the death of a loved one, or the loss of something important in your life. It can take some time to recover from grief, but being able to express your emotions, and to feel heard, can really help in finding a way through. Bereavement counselling may include:
- Identifying the stages of grief
- Recognising which stage you are experiencing at the moment, or why you cannot move to the next stage and creating the space to be able to fully express your emotions that are linked to bereavement such as sadness, numbness, anger, rage, disappointment and hopelessness
- Working on losses and gain
- Working on processing the pain of loss
- Using practical tools and technique to “let go”
- Finding yourself, rediscovering yourself, after the loss
- Working on accepting death as a natural phase in the cycle of life. After each end there is a new beginning
Sometimes grieving can mean we lose focus on self care, especially around nutrition. Our team and help you make small changes to your diet, to improve your mood and energy levels.
Tell us what is going on for you, and let us explain how we can help
Self Help Tips For Bereavement
Here are some practical things you can do to help you cope with grief:
- Express yourself, and talk with friends or family about how you feel.
- Allow yourself to feel sad, and comfort yourself in a loving way.
- Keep your daily routine going, and show yourself that you can function alone
- Sleep well, and get as much rest as you can
- Eat healthily, even if you are not interested, as a balanced healthy diet will help you cope
- Avoid things that can numb pain like alcohol or drugs