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Grief & Loss

Need some help dealing with losing someone or something you love? Counselling for grief and loss will help you build strategies to cope.

Grief and Loss Counselling can really help you to understand your loss and start the healing journey.  At Crystal Clear Counselling we will explore all of the emotions and distress associated with your grief and loss. Together we will build strategies to help you to cope. Everyone grieves differently. Grief is a highly emotional and personal experience. As a counsellor I am here to help you through your intense emotions, this will be done in a safe, confidential and empathetic environment.

Detailed below are some examples of Grief and Loss that you may not even recognise. Most people attribute Grief and Loss to death, but that is just one example. Below are some others:

Loss of:

  • Health
  • Relationship, separation or divorce
  • A loved one, partner, child – bereavement
  • A job
  • Income/Financial security
  • Independence
  • A Business
  • Skills or ability
  • A limb
  • A Pet

This list is by no means exhaustive. In this fast changing world that we live in, we experience grief and loss all the time. But it is how we deal and cope with major life changing events, which is important. With major loss you go through a grieving process. Counselling for Grief and Loss with a professionally qualified Counsellor can help alleviate many issues you may be facing.

If you are experiencing the following, then chances are you are grieving a loss:

  • Anger
  • Despair
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Fear
  • Not eating/sleeping properly
  • Crying all the time

Grief is the pain and suffering experienced after a loss. There is no fixed time frame for grieving.  On average the grieving process can take two years.  There are 7 stages of Grief & Loss according to the Kubler-Ross Model which are detailed below:

  • Shock and Disbelief, Numbness
  • Denial,
  • Anger, Aggression
  • Bargaining,
  • Guilt,
  • Depression, Despair
  • Acceptance, Recovery, Hope

If you are having problems coping with what has happened to you, then call me. As a Grief and Loss Counsellor I can help you.

A Doctor's Referral or Mental Health Plan is not required.