Bereavement and Loss
Bereavement is a universal experience. we
all lose family members, partners, friends or pets at some stage in our lives.
of grief and loss also are common when a relationship ends, a job is lost, children leave home and around health issues or moving home....as well as many other 'losses'.
When it happens to you, you may feel very alone. You may go through a whole range of emotions, sadness, disbelief, anger, guilt, periods of calm
and longing. Sometimes these feelings can go on for many years with people often getting 'stuck' in their grief.
Children often need help understanding and remembering and may need to talk to someone who feels able to answer their questions, for children there
are local charities I can refer you to free of charge.
It can be very helpful to talk to someone who really wants to listen and understand and counselling can help you accept what has happened and make
the most of your life from now on.
Many people at some point in their lives
find coping with day to day life difficult.
If you are feeling sad or empty, tearful, have a loss of interest in things and people and find little pleasure in
anything, you may be depressed.
You may also suffer from difficulty sleeping, loss of energy, lack of appetite, feelings of worthlessness, guilt or an
inability to think or concentrate.
If you are suffering from anxiety as well as feeling a range of emotions you could suffer
from physical symptoms such as tension, light headedness, increased heart rate, flushed cheeks or panic attacks.
I can help you understand your condition, find ways to deal with it and overcome it.
It can be very hard to live with a person with depression or anxiety and it can be helpful to work with a counsellor
to talk about your own feelings while you are offering support.
At some point in their lives one out of five people suffer from some form of anxiety or
Depression is an illness and the intense feelings that accompany it can be hard to accept. You may have been living
with them for a long time. Counselling can help you accept how you feel, learn more about yourself and recover.
High levels of anxiety often accompany
the menopause and it can be helpful to have somewhere to explore these feelings and gain skills to manage them.
Panic Attacks and Anxiety, Obsession and
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is extremely
effective for high levels of anxiety, panic attacks and obsessions such as constant checking, cleaning or tidying. Also helpful for compulsions such as gambling, alcohol addiction and food
These things together with phobias such as agraphobia respond well to this type of counselling and I have worked successfully with many people who
go on to lead life in a more fulfilling way..
These things together with any number of similar problems are very common and a large number of people suffer for many years
I will also teach you skills to ensure that you can go forward knowing that you are able to cope should the same feeling
I would be happy to talk things through with you confidentially.