The loss of a loved one due to bereavement can result in a plethora of feelings, including grief. You may experience a dramatic change in your mood, experiencing such things as anger, sadness and even guilt as you try to adapt to dealing with loss. How you adapt to cope with bereavement can vary radically from person to person with much depending upon your religious beliefs, family reaction and status of the lost relationship.
There is no getting away from having to deal with bereavement during our lifetime and the many upsetting feelings that it brings with it. However, if your find yourself feeling depressed or distressed continually and the sadness just not abating and becoming invasive with regard to the daily life, then consulting a professional therapist could be the way to go.
Your counsellor will have been trained to understand that every person experiences grief in a different way. It is a uniquely personal thing and so they will tailor your treatment to suit your circumstances and feelings. Part of their work may be to help you to find ways of continuing your connection with your deceased love one so that you still feel close to them whilst moving forward with your life.
As well as individual therapy, group therapy may also be suggested as sharing thoughts and feelings with others in the same position can help if you are struggling with symptoms of grief. Whether you are experiencing depression, denial or anger and finding it difficult to form acceptance, working with a therapist can enable you to accept the reality and pain and adjust to life without your loved one.
If you would like us to put you in touch with a counsellor that can help you to deal with your bereavement, fill in the form below. We will identify a practitioner that is suitable for you and who will be able to assist.