" I am a qualified and dedicated research-informed counsellor who aims to work with you to improve your emotional and psychological wellbeing by helping you process and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I draw together proven theories and practical approaches to help you live meaningfully with your past and we work together to help you move towards your future with skill, acceptance, and ease"
Grief related to change and loss encompasses a range of feelings from deep sadness. to guilt, yearning, anger, and regret. The process of adapting to a significant change and loss can vary dramatically from person to person and often depends on a person’s background, beliefs, and relationship to the change/loss. There's no right or wrong way to feel yet when these feelings remain unprocessed/denied/avoided for long periods of time a person may feel anxious, depressed, or stuck.
STAGES OF GRIEF
It is generally accepted that we go through 5 stages of grief when we experience loss:
Denial – feelings of shock, disbelief, panic or confusion
Anger – feelings and behaviours such as blaming yourself or blaming others and can include feelings of resentment
Depression – feeling tired, hopeless or helpless – like you have lost perspective or feel isolated
Bargaining – feelings of guilt often raise questions like "If only I had done things differently/been different"
Acceptance – this does not mean that you like the situation, it’s about accepting your loss and being ready to move forward
MY INTEGRATED APPROACH CAN HELP WITH
My integrated approach to counselling involves helping my clients move through the various stages of grief by recognising and processing how these emotions are experienced both by the mind and the body. Whilst most people go through all these stages, you will not necessarily move smoothly from one stage to the next. I am committed to helping you navigate and explore your unique experience which includes helping you to process and manage any feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety, panic, overwhelm and confusion you may have related to your experience of change, loss and grief.
Research reveals that faster and more long-term healing occurs through the intelligent integration of mind and body techniques.