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Bereavement

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Bereavement is a natural but painful response to loss.

Counselling can help you manage your grief.

Everyone’s experience of grief and bereavement is unique.

We can help you through the stages of grieving so you can feel more able to cope with your loss.

Any loss needs to be acknowledged for us to move forward. Bereavement can mean finding a suitable place for the lost person, pet, object or event, to allow life to continue with adaptation and change, not forgetting or wiping out the memory.

What is Bereavement?

When we experience bereavement we are coping with grief and loss. It is normal to feel sadness and even anger or guilt, as we have lost someone or something close to us. The natural grief stages include fear, loneliness, sadness, denial, anger and letting go. While painful, the grieving process enables us to come to terms with the loss. Many people find it hard to deal with grief and try to manage by keeping things bottled up, or denying the sadness. However, this can prolong the pain and lead to long term difficulties which affect your relationships and work and can even lead to depression.

CLIENT REVIEWS

“I was coping with a major bereavement and it felt like a crisis… after each session I’d feel so much better, stronger and my mind began to clear…I cannot recommend highly enough…”

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How an Counselling Help?

Bereavement Counselling can help you through the grieving process. Many people find it helpful to talk about their grief and loss in a confidential safe space. Whilst those around you may mean well, people often find they don’t fully understand or it is just too difficult to talk to family or friends about what you are going through. Our bereavement counsellors provide the support you need to process the painful emotions, manage the loss, adjust to your new life and make relevant changes to help you cope and move forward.

KlearMinds Bereavement and Loss Counsellors Can Help You:

  • Understand the stages of grieving
  • Discover strategies for coping with symptoms of grief and loss
  • Help resolve areas of conflict still remaining as you are dealing with grief
  • Gain support to accept the reality of the loss and understand its significance
  • Help you work through any confusing pain, anger management or feelings of guilt
  • Discover how to re-adjust to your new life with all its changes
  • Learn how you let go and move on whilst respecting the loss you have experienced

Issues of Loss We Can Help You With

  • Death of a loved one
  • Bereavement and Children
  • Pregnancy loss – Miscarriage/Abortion
  • End of Relationship
  • Children Moving Away
  • Pet loss and Pet Bereavement
  • Personal Injury/Illness
  • Redundancy
  • Moving Home

 

Not sure which therapist or type of therapy you need?

Get in touch with Maggie Morrow, Award Winning Therapist & KlearMinds Director.
Maggie can help match you with the right therapist based on your needs.

Understanding the Stages of Grieving Following a Bereavement

There are recognised stages of grieving which we all go through when dealing with bereavement. However, as we all manage grief symptoms differently. You may experience some or all grief stages as you go through the bereavement process.

The initial response to bereavement is often one or shock or disbelief even if the loss is expected. Sometimes denial can follow if it is feels very difficult to accept the reality of the loss. Many people will feel anger over their loss, which may feel unjust, untimely and unfair. Guilt can be experienced as many people reflect and imagine, maybe there was something they could have done, or done better that might have changed things. Feelings of fear, sadness and loneliness which are normal responses may develop into depression as it becomes difficult to ease the pain of the loss.

Then symptom, such as sleeplessness, low mood, irritability, loss of motivation, social withdrawal, changes in appetite and physical pains may occur. In the final stages of bereavement we reach the position of acceptance. This is when we have come to a point where we are able to accept what has happened, the pain of the loss is manageable and we feel able to continue moving forward with our life.

Take the First Step Towards Dealing with Bereavement or Loss

If you would like help in coping with bereavement or dealing with grief and loss you can contact us to arrange an appointment with a bereavement counsellor or psychologist in our London Clinic.

Meet Our Experienced Therapists

Paul Glynn

Paul Glynn holds over 30 years experience as a therapist and is KlearMinds Clinical Director. Paul offers a warm, pragmatic and interactive approach to help you understand and go beyond the difficulties you are facing. He is passionate about empowering clients to develop the tools that can help them to resolve stuckness and positively change repetitive, problematic behaviours.

Mita Hiremath

Mita is a highly experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is passionate about helping clients overcome issues they have been struggling with for months and sometimes years. Mita draws upon a range of therapies including, CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR, which she tailors to best suit each client she works with.

Maggie Morrow

Maggie is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Director of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK. Maggie’s experience spans over 20 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

Kate Thomlinson

Kate is a highly skilled therapist. She has worked successfully in a variety of settings, including media, TV, journalism, law and higher education. She draws upon a broad range of therapeutic skills including existential, CBT, mindfulness and psychoeducation to enable clients to achieve the outcomes they want, in terms of professional and personal satisfaction and wellbeing.

Karen Gubb

Karen is a highly experienced psychologist, executive and career coach with more than 15 years experience helping adults address a wide range of concerns. Karen draws upon a variety of therapies and coaching skills, tailoring her approach, to best suit the learning style of each client. Karen works proactively. She can help you understand and constructively change problematic beliefs and patterns of behaviour that inhibit your ability to realise your personal goals.

Judy Harrison

Judy is a highly experienced psychotherapist. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including CBT and psychoeducation to help her clients. She also holds considerable experience providing Career Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation. Judy draws on a wealth of experiencing and works proactively with clients to help them understand and positively change patterns of thinking and behaviour which hold them back in life.

Jodie Dilliway

Jodie is a psychotherapist with several years experience helping individuals address a wide range of concerns. She works collaboratively using a variety of therapies, including CBT psychoeducation and coaching skills to empower clients to make positive changes. Jodie draws upon a range of theories and techniques best suited to the needs of each client, helping them to understand and change patterns of unhelpful behaviour, which can hold them back.

Andrea Tibbitts

Andrea is a highly experienced relationship therapist and coach, with over 15 years clinical experience providing marriage and relationship counselling. She is passionate about empowering couples to be the best version of themselves and to live their best lives. She can help you and your partner to identify and address the root causes of problematic patterns which have a negative impact on your relationship.

A Central London Based Clinic

For those that work in the city we occupy a number of convenient central London locations. You can view our specific addresses on our contact us page. Being a central London based Counselling clinic means that we are ideally located for you to visit either during your lunch break or before or after your working day.
 

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Written By

This page was written by Maggie Morrow (MSc, BSc, Adv Dip, UKCP) and medically reviewed in February 2022.

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