Loss of Loved One
It can feel utterly devastating to lose a parent, spouse, child or friend when they pass away or through divorce. Overwhelm and confusion can be hard to cope with especially if you do not feel that you are able to talk to anyone about how you are feeling particularly as family relationships and friendship groups can sometimes become more fragile after someone dies or a relationship breakdown.
Perhaps you have conflicting emotions - such as relief and sadness, anger and hopelessness or disbelief and numbness.
Perhaps you have lost your expected future and life feels as it it is crashing in around you and you are finding it difficult to cope.
Perhaps you are feeling incredibly isolated and lonely and are not sure what to do now.
Perhaps you feel like you have to put your own feelings on hold as you feel responsible for others' feelings and you are feeling exhausted from holding everything in.
If you have lost a relationship with a family member, a friend or work colleague this can also have a devastating effect on your feelings and sense of well being.
I worked as a bereavement/loss counsellor at St Margaret's Hospice for 4 years alongside family members and friends of patients who had used the services of both St Margaret's and other UK hospices. My experience showed me that having the opportunity to talk to someone who was non judgmental and empathic allowed people to explore and be with their feelings which over time led to an ease within themselves and the beginnings of acceptance.
If you are struggling with loss and grief and want to talk to someone - please use the contact form below to get in touch or leave a message on either of the numbers below. I will get back to you within 48 hours and we can discuss what might be right for you.