Counselling Psychotherapy

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

Support for Current and Past Losses and Grief

Are you grieving from the loss of a significant transition or life event?

Are you struggling to make decisions after a death, such as when to part with a loved one’s belongings? 

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

Counselling Psychotherapy

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

I provide consistent weekly or fortnightly protected time, space and support for individuals or families with 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
  • discuss the  impact your loss and grief is having on you  
  • increase self-awareness and regain lost confidence

You are not obligated to any number of sessions and can come for as long as you like.

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 cannot functioning as well as you would like to at home, work, place of study or elsewhere.

This type of trauma-informed 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

Natural Death Losses

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

Living Losses

  • 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, intense emotional states that may be creating unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour , or unusual physical symptoms that may be manifesting from unprocessed loss and grief.

Services are delivered online for the many benefits it provides. 

Individual sessions via a choice of: 

● Video            ● Telephone

● Email            ● IM Text Chat

 Family sessions via video only

For session duration and charges, please see the About Me page.

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Life-Limiting Illnesses

Support for an expected loss from life-limiting illnesses ranging from long-term health conditions to end-of-life care.

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Coaching for Widowed Parents

Support for individuals, widow(er)s and families to learn how to cope with transitions, living losses, and death.

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Counselling / Talking Therapy

For significant living losses and grief from traumatic deaths.  Flexible number of sessions with a highly trained grief specialist.

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Facilitated
Support Groups

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Conversation Cafés
  • Resilient Parenting for the bereaved

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Webinars and
Consultancy

Live online bereavement training and presentations for employees, and volunteers to learn how to support others.