What is bereavement?
The loss of a loved one is a painful experience which can be difficult to deal with. While some people manage to cope with support from family and friends, others may benefit from professional help.
Bereavement is about experiencing a loss. While everyone goes through their own grieving process after the death of a loved one, some people can become distressed because of the emotions experienced.
Feelings of shame, anger, guilt, helplessness, loneliness, depression and relief are often experienced during a period of bereavement. This can impact our wellbeing and affect our day-to-day lives negatively. People struggling with grief can benefit from counselling.
Situations where bereavement occurs
Bereavement often occurs when a parent, sibling, child, friend or pet has died. But these feelings of grief can happen at other times in life as well. They can be associated with events, such as:
- Divorce or separation
- Becoming redundant
Can counselling/ psychotherapy help?
Feelings of bereavement can become a problem when they leave us feeling paralysed or interfere with everyday life.
At the FORD Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, you can speak to a trained counsellor who understands bereavement and can help you understand why you feel the way you do. Trained in line with National Institute for Health Care Excellence standards, our bereavement therapists and support workers will help you deal with your feelings during this tough time.
Looking for bereavement therapy or support?
Bereavement counselling/support is one of the main reasons people seek out our services. If you are struggling to cope with a loss, get in touch with The FORD Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre.