If you are here, reading this right now and you have experienced a death or a loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t take away your pain, but I can help you to cope with your loss and, eventually, to heal with it.
The process of grief can be confusing and Bereavement Counselling, also known as Grief Counselling, is a form of coaching therapy that involves working with a qualified counsellor who can help you to make sense of what you’re experiencing and help you to cope with your loss.
Bereavement counselling helps people of all ages to work through sorrow and other emotions that are part of a normal reaction to loss – such as that of a loved one, a pet, a home, a relationship. It involves talking about what you have lost, the person who has died, your relationship with them, how they died, how your loss has impacted you, and how you’re coping with it. It helps you to feel supported through the anxiety associated with life changes that may follow your loss, and helps you to develop strategies for self-care and dealing with daily life.
The death of a loved one – a partner, family member, friend, colleague, or pet, can cause emotional and physical pain that can sometimes impair your ability to function. Bereavement counselling can help you to address behavioural and physical problems that you may experience after a loss. It can also help you if you are unable to separate yourself emotionally from the person who has passed away.
In the short term, bereavement counselling can help you to find your way in the aftermath of a loss, and enable you to make practical decisions, such as funeral arrangements. In the long term, it can help you to accept the loss and to adapt to a new way of living.
My advice is that the sooner you get help coping with the range of emotions involved with your grief, the better you will be in the long run. I understand that wanting to “feel better” might bring up some feelings of guilt – this is all part of the grieving process and something that I, as a bereavement counsellor, can help you with.
Bereavement Counselling is absolutely essential if we wish to understand and heal with our grief!
~ Mandy Beart
Not sure if this is for you?
Schedule a Free Discovery Call with me – I will answer your questions and we can discuss whether I will be able to assist you.
A private one-on-one session with me at my Newcastle-based practice, or online, will involve a 60-minute consultation.
It is normal for Bereavement counselling to require at least 10 sessions, and sometimes more. I prefer to work with you at your own pace, and I encourage you to measure your own success so that you can decide how long to remain in our coaching relationship.
“I have a grief counsellor near me or a grief therapist near me”, is a comforting thought. Whether you’re in need of grief counselling in Newcastle, NSW or grief counselling on the Central Coast, I work across the entire region both in-person and online. I also offer online sessions across Australia, South Africa and Europe, via Zoom and WhatsApp Video.