One-To-One Grief Support
For Young People (aged 13 +) and Adults

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Are you overwhelmed with the shock and trauma of a death that hasn’t abated for over a year?

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“It’s not just death that causes grief, but all kinds of losses.”
– Sigmund Freud

The Grief Support Available For You

  1. Coaching – for personal communication skills development / self-mastery
  2. Counselling – a non-directive approach to process feelings, gain insight and feel better
  3. Therapy – a more directive approach using various tools to release the trauma and feel better
  4. Chaplaincy – for spiritual development and understanding
  • Make sense of what’s going on with your feelings or circumstances
  • Discuss difficult feelings and have them validated, including after-death communications and visitations
  • Discuss the physical and mental impact your loss is having on you  
  • Increase self-awareness and regain lost confidence

1) Coaching – for personal skills development / self-mastery

2) Counselling – a non-directive approach to process feelings, gain insight and feel better

3) Therapy – a more directive approach to release the trauma and feel better

4) Chaplaincy – for spiritual development and understanding

 

  • Make sense of what’s going on with your feelings or circumstances
  • Discuss difficult feelings and have them validated, including after-death communications and visitations
  • Discuss the physical and mental impact your loss is having on you  
  • Increase self-awareness and regain lost confidence

Specialism:  traumatic grief

Due to the traumatic circumstances surrounding the untimely death and lack of appropriate support at the time, traumatic grief is when you feel stuck in the intensity of your emotional pain and your grief feels just as intense as the first day; and the grief isn’t naturally subsiding over time.  It is so debilitating that you are not functioning at optimum levels at home, work, place of study or elsewhere.

  • terminal illnesses, such as cancer
  • suicide
  • murder
  • multiple deaths within a year (or in close succession of each other within a short period of time)
  • ambiguous loss (such as when a person has disappeared, pregnancy loss, or sudden Covid deaths)
  • work-related traumatic deaths (aka vicarious / secondary trauma) due to constant exposure to trauma, such as nurses coping with Covid deaths

Soothe Your Grief From Trauma, Anxiety and Loss

Your sessions will help you come to terms with:

Life
Transitions

Developing your courage to overcome adversity and form a strategy to move forward for you and those you care about

Health
Transitions

Adjusting to living with a new condition or preparing for the last stage of life for you and those around you

Bereavement
Transitions

Supporting your emotional pain and offering you tools to release your suffering and that of your family and colleagues


"My biggest challenge when I reached out for support was low mood and a sense of disconnection from being verbally criticized by family members. After attending sessions with Santou I started feeling better; I started to see an improvement in my life and saw relationships in a different way. I feel her service has led to a positive change in my situation. It’s like a window was opened for me. I don’t suffer as much anymore."

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    Soothe Your Grief From…

    Life Challenges and Transitions

    • Film therapy to access feelings and one’s life narrative
    • Social anxiety that prevents speaking and connecting with others
    • Communication issues within the family
    • Loss from spousal separation / divorce
    • Coaching for speaking engagements
    • Loss of confidence
    • Spiritual crisis
    • Religious trauma

    Health Transitions


    • Receptive music therapy to access memories, feelings and thoughts to talk through
    • Spiritual / religious chaplaincy conversations at end-of-life
    • Coaching for clarity of priorities
    • Coaching for life story / memoirs
    • Religious services (prayers, blessings, baptism, commendation)
    • Spiritual / religious crisis discussions

    Bereavement Transitions

    • Poetry and art therapy to find your meaning of the loss
    • Make sense of events (surrounding the death)
    • Make sense of thoughts, feelings and behaviour
    • Overcoming rumination to break the habit
    • Tips to manage your everyday life effectively while grieving, e.g. sleep issues
    • Adapting with more confidence to a world without the deceased in it
    • Forming a continuing bond with the deceased

    Have you tried alternative support that uses only one approach
    which you have found ineffective?

    S.T.E.E.R™ your way through grief with a trusted guide by your side
    to see what you've never seen before.

    Using a unique multi- perspective approach personalized to your values and needs… 

    Because grief is an all-consuming ‘body, mind, spirit’ experience that requires a fully integrated approach.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    This varies depending on your needs and the length of the session you require. Individual sessions can be 60 minutes or 90 minutes. It would require a conversation.

     

     

    For the best results, weekly sessions are recommended. Fortnightly might be possible as well.

    This varies depending on the circumstances of the death, the type of relationship you had, and so many other factors. I could answer this question a bit more when we have our clarity call.

    Support for Current and Past Losses and Grief

    Psychotherapy

    Coming to counselling and therapy shows that you have the courage to look at the things that are challenging you and to take steps to change.

    My therapeutic support may include grief education, practical suggestions, creative activities and spiritual support as well as emotional support.

    Using my ‘Growing Through Grief’ approach, I provide consistent weekly or fortnightly protected time, space and support for individuals or families experiencing living losses and death losses to:

    • make sense of what’s going on with your feelings or circumstances
    • discuss difficult feelings and have them validated, including after-death communications and visitations
    • discuss the  impact your loss / grief is having on you  
    • increase self-awareness and regain lost confidence

    Traumatic, Untimely Death Losses

    Traumatic grief is when you are stuck in the intensity of your emotional pain and it feels just as intense as the first day of the death and the grief isn’t naturally subsiding over time.  It is so debilitating that you are not functioning at full capacity at home, work, place of study or elsewhere.

     
     

    This type of trauma-informed therapeutic approach is for:                                                              

    • terminal illnesses, such as cancer
    • suicide
    • murder
    • multiple deaths within a year (or in close succession of each other within a short period of time)
    • ambiguous loss (such as when a person has disappeared, pregnancy loss, or sudden Covid deaths)
    • work-related traumatic deaths (aka vicarious / secondary trauma) due to constant exposure to trauma, such as nurses coping with Covid deaths

    Counselling for Natural Death Losses

    Support in your grieving process of natural deaths following a full-lived life.

    Counselling for Living Losses

    • for diagnosis of cancer and other life-limiting illnesses
    • anxiety/depression from endings of significant relationships (family / friendship fall out or estrangement)
    • loss that society doesn’t recognise as valid grief (ended romantic affairs, empty nest syndrome, socio-political)
    • medical – chronic pain, life-changing illness (dementia, Parkinson’s disease, MS, cancer etc.)
    • forced migration and dislocation  / voluntarily moving house or country 
    • abuse / family rupture 

    Together we will work on your current emotional states that may be creating unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour, or unusual physical symptoms that may be manifesting from unprocessed loss and grief.

    All services delivered online via a choice of:

    • Video
    • Email
    • Telephone
    • IM Text Chat

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