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Why Counselling?

Following a death or major loss, family and friends generally provide initial support to the griever however as time goes on, this help and understanding lessens. It is at this point the pain, loneliness and isolation of the griever often intensifies and depression can follow.

It is during this time that grief counselling may provide the support system necessary for successful grief work. In talking with a counsellor the bereaved is able to share their pain, sorrow, confusion and rage without feeling judged. The counsellor will patiently listen and be compassionately understanding without becoming personally involved. It is often easier for the grieving person to open up to someone who isn’t directly involved in the situation.

A therapeutic alliance is formed whereby grievers are given permission to grieve. Counselling offers the griever a safe place where they know their feelings will be validated and their thoughts heard. It is here that a client is able to look inward, get in touch with their feelings, acknowledge their pain and begin to normalise their grief. Only then can the healing process begin.

We provide:

  • Permission to grieve
  • No personal involvement
  • Encouragement
  • Strategies for Coping
  • Adoption of New Skills
    and Behaviours
  • Identification of Feelings
  • Free Expression of Feelings
  • Retained Independence