Bereavement and Loss

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Life after a bereavement

Losing someone you love can be painful and we all need time to mourn at our own pace. For some people, the death of a loved one can be too much to bear and they find themselves overwhelmed by grief; unable to adjust to life without the person they've lost. 

If you are struggling after a bereavement it may be that you are feeling depressed, or you may be surprised by your response. It's not uncommon to feel angry or relieved when someone close to us dies but these feelings can be confusing and difficult to live with. 

Counselling after bereavement can provide you with a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore how you have responded to your loss or your own feelings towards death and could help you to move on with your life.

Adjusting to loss and change

Life changing events such as divorce, moving to another city or redundancy can have a huge impact on us. Our normal lives can become fragmented as routines and habitual pastimes have to be radically altered to fit our new circumstances. 

Mourning the passing of an old way of life is as important as mourning the death of someone close to us. You may find that you need a channel to explore feelings of anger or rejection, or you may feel isolated and alone in your new life. Counselling could help you to adjust to your changed circumstances by giving you the space you need to cherish your past while looking forward to the future.

Concerned about depression?
If you are looking for support after a bereavement 
please contact Susanne Hart Counselling Services in Knowle on 
07592 593 734  to see if bereavement and loss counselling might help.
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