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Bereavement

Bereavement is a period of mourning after a loss or death of a loved one and can affect people in different ways. For some, the death of a loved one can be devastating. 

 

There is no right or wrong way to feel during this time although some recognise that there can be stages of grieving that are common experiences such as;

  • Shock, disbelief and feeling numb.

  • Overwhelming waves of intense grief and sadness.

  • Fatigue, tiredness and exhaustion.

  • Anxiety, sense of being on edge all the time.

  • Inability to fully concentrate on things and difficulty making decisions.

  • Anger – Sometimes felt towards the circumstances surrounding the persons death or to their illness.

  • Guilt –  something you didn't get to do or express to your loved one, and having mixed feelings.

  • Isolation – bereavement can be bring up intense feelings of isolation.

  • Feeling in limbo - Sometimes, the circumstances at the time of a loved ones death may have prevented fully processing your own thoughts and feelings. 

Bereavement counselling can provide a confidential, therapeutic space to talk about your feelings and share your experiences, and also support you to find ways to move forward and cope with day to day things again.