Bereavement Counselling in Wirral
Nothing in life can prepare you for the feelings and emotions you’re going to experience after the death of a loved one. Shock, numbness, anger, depression……
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with grief and not quite sure where to turn, we can help. Our expert grief counsellors help people come to terms with the death of a loved one and support them through the grieving process.
If you would like to book a free consultation for bereavement counselling in Wirral, click on the button below or call us now on 07700169121
Bereavement, Grief, and Loss are Part of the Natural Life Cycle
Most people will experience the agonising pain of losing someone they love or care about. Grief counselling gives you the space you need to mourn your loss and work through the accompanying feelings and emotions.
Feelings of grief and mourning aren’t exclusive to those who have lost a loved one. You can experience these painful emotions from ending a relationship or friendship, leaving work, or even moving from a home with so many treasured memories.
Symptoms Of Grief and Loss
Here are some of the feelings and emotions that you might be struggling with after learning about the death of a loved one.
- Crying (sometimes uncontrollably)
- Overwhelming sadness
- Feeling abandoned
- Numbness (feeling stuck in a daze)
- Having to cope with others reactions while you are grieving
- Looking to the future
- Physical and mental exhaustion
If you recognise any of the feelings and emotions mentioned above, it’s important to know that experiencing these feelings is perfectly normal, including the ones that are perceived to be negative.
It’s not uncommon for people experiencing grief symptoms to start worrying and becoming anxious or depressed about having these thoughts and feelings. Some might think, “These feelings aren’t normal,” or “These thoughts are bad or wrong.” The reality is these thoughts and feelings are perfectly normal. Guilt, anger, frustration etc., are all part of the grieving process.
How does Bereavement Counselling Work?
Bereavement counselling helps you work through the symptoms of grief and come to terms with your loss. Talking to a therapist who really understands what it feels like to lose somebody you love will help you in the following ways:
- Understanding the mourning process
- Explore areas that could prevent you from moving on
- Work through any unresolved conflict
- Help you find a new sense of self
- Address any possible issues with depression or suicidal thoughts
Grief counselling gives you the quiet space you need to talk about the person you have lost in a quiet and dignified manner. Counselling allows you to explore your feelings for the person you have lost without worrying about feeling like you’re going to upset the person you are talking to or feeling judged by them.
Attending therapy for grief won’t stop you from thinking about the person you’ve lost, but it will help you piece a new life together and reclaim your purpose. If you would like to attend private grief counselling, you can book a free consultation by calling 07700169121 or using our booking form.
How Long does it take to Grieve?
Everyone deals with grief in their own unique way. There is no specific timeframe for the symptoms of grief to occur and for seeking bereavement counselling.
You could experience grieving symptoms days, weeks, months or even years after a death. The right time to attend bereavement counselling is when you feel ready to talk about it.
Therapy for Grieving after a Death, A Relationship Ending, Your Career or Other Life Event.
The symptoms of grief aren’t exclusive to the death of a loved one. People often grieve when a relationship ends, and they experience the same thoughts and feelings of grief – the loss of someone they loved or cared about. Although the person they loved has not died, there has been a death of another kind, which brings about the same thoughts and feelings as a bereavement.
Grieving can occur even if you were stuck in an unhappy or abusive relationship, and you know that the relationship needed to come to an end. Even though you are no longer in a relationship with the person who has passed away, it doesn’t stop the symptoms of grief affecting you. You shared some life experiences with that person, and feeling a sense of loss is perfectly normal.
Grief is often connected to the loss of future plans together. You may have been thinking about buying a house, having a family and travelling around the world with that person….. plans and ideas for the future with that person have now gone. It’s important to understand that this is a point in your life where you have to adjust and transition into your new life. Grief counselling will help you work through the pain and help you transition into your new life without that person who is no longer with us.
Bereavement & Grief Counselling in Wirral
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of grief following a death, the end of a relationship or mourning the loss of something important to you, don’t suffer in silence. Call the Wirral Counselling Association now 07700169121 and ask to book a free consultation for bereavement counselling. Let us help you work through your grief and come to terms with your loss.
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If you or someone you know are struggling to come to terms with the death of a loved one, we can help.
Our team of caring and compassionate counsellors will help you process your feelings and emotions and support you through this difficult time in your life.
Book your free consultation with the leading provider of private bereavement counselling in Wirral.