Bereavement Counselling in Cheddar

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Emma Jane Moss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Waitlist for new clients
Depending on my clients' needs, I am trained to incorporate techniques associated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy and Transactional Analysis into my work along with specialist training in grief and trauma.
I am an Integrative Counsellor with more than 10 years experience working at Mind and in private practice. I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can feel safe and understood and where you can explore the things that feel important to you. I work creatively and am pro-active, but am never directive and am not limited to just one way of working. Quite the reverse. I will recognise you as an individual with unique thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, experiences and circumstances and will tailor my work accordingly.
Depending on my clients' needs, I am trained to incorporate techniques associated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy and Transactional Analysis into my work along with specialist training in grief and trauma.
I am an Integrative Counsellor with more than 10 years experience working at Mind and in private practice. I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can feel safe and understood and where you can explore the things that feel important to you. I work creatively and am pro-active, but am never directive and am not limited to just one way of working. Quite the reverse. I will recognise you as an individual with unique thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, experiences and circumstances and will tailor my work accordingly.
07723 495175 View 07723 495175
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Lara Just
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
020 3879 4156 View 020 3879 4156
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Joyce Howitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
01934 440629 View 01934 440629
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Cath Davis
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
01934 317524 View 01934 317524
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Elaine Hutchinson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
My specialist areas of training are trauma, PTSD, bereavement and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
My specialist areas of training are trauma, PTSD, bereavement and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
01749 605317 View 01749 605317
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Simon Gaddes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheddar BS27
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
01749 608476 View 01749 608476
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Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
01458 552285 View 01458 552285
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Samantha Swallow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor (and also a qualified CBT Therapist) and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor (and also a qualified CBT Therapist) and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
01749 608308 View 01749 608308

More Therapists Nearby

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Peter Smith
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Glastonbury BA6  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Peter, a counsellor, mindfulness teacher and supervisor. I work exclusively online with the aim of offering affordable therapy to clients from the comfort of their own home. I combine person-centred counselling with mindfulness practices and Buddhist psychology and I specialise in working with bereavement, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, trauma, addiction and relationships. We are defined by our relationships, especially by the relationship we have with ourselves. I also supervise qualified counsellors and students as well as supporting practitioners who are working towards accreditation or an academic qualification.
Hi, I'm Peter, a counsellor, mindfulness teacher and supervisor. I work exclusively online with the aim of offering affordable therapy to clients from the comfort of their own home. I combine person-centred counselling with mindfulness practices and Buddhist psychology and I specialise in working with bereavement, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, trauma, addiction and relationships. We are defined by our relationships, especially by the relationship we have with ourselves. I also supervise qualified counsellors and students as well as supporting practitioners who are working towards accreditation or an academic qualification.
01458 552291 View 01458 552291
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Mike Jackson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
I specialise in different types of grief, loss & bereavement.
Sliding scale available £25-£65. I am Mike & I am a qualified counsellor & supervisor with many years of experience working with adults & young people in various settings. I am a person-centred counsellor using an integrative framework. My work is underpinned by different approaches including humanistic approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, Mindfulness, solution-focused and creative ways of working. I have varied qualifications and experience including a Diploma Level 5, accredited by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society MNCPS (Acc.). I provide face-to-face in Puriton, online and telephone counselling See my website
I specialise in different types of grief, loss & bereavement.
Sliding scale available £25-£65. I am Mike & I am a qualified counsellor & supervisor with many years of experience working with adults & young people in various settings. I am a person-centred counsellor using an integrative framework. My work is underpinned by different approaches including humanistic approaches, cognitive behavioural therapy, Mindfulness, solution-focused and creative ways of working. I have varied qualifications and experience including a Diploma Level 5, accredited by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society MNCPS (Acc.). I provide face-to-face in Puriton, online and telephone counselling See my website
07555 597600 View 07555 597600
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Shaun Gray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS24
I specialise in ANXIETY, LOW MOOD, RELATIONSHIPS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION ISSUES, STRESS, LOSS OF DIRECTION and BEREAVEMENT, and I work in other wider therapy areas, as most clients each have their own personal mixture of issues.
I offer therapy and supervision that starts with what you bring; making no assumptions, listening with empathy and working with you towards growth and change. The client-therapist relationship is vital, as we need to trust each other in order to work together effectively (getting the right therapist for you is more important than gaining a client for me). I offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc sessions. Please EMAIL/TEXT as I cannot answer the phone when with clients and I don’t want to miss your call. Jan 2023 - I currently have no evening, after 6pm, sessions available
I specialise in ANXIETY, LOW MOOD, RELATIONSHIPS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION ISSUES, STRESS, LOSS OF DIRECTION and BEREAVEMENT, and I work in other wider therapy areas, as most clients each have their own personal mixture of issues.
I offer therapy and supervision that starts with what you bring; making no assumptions, listening with empathy and working with you towards growth and change. The client-therapist relationship is vital, as we need to trust each other in order to work together effectively (getting the right therapist for you is more important than gaining a client for me). I offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc sessions. Please EMAIL/TEXT as I cannot answer the phone when with clients and I don’t want to miss your call. Jan 2023 - I currently have no evening, after 6pm, sessions available
01934 314467 View 01934 314467
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Kimberley Humberstone
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Kimberley (she/her), an integrative person-centred counsellor. This means I draw on different therapeutic approaches to adapt sessions to the needs of my clients in a collaborative way. I believe the best therapy is personalised and tailored to the individual, and provided by someone who is compassionate, down to earth, welcoming, and real. I strive to create an environment where my clients feel seen and heard, and where they are valued as the individuals that they are. My practice aligns with my personal values of justice, autonomy, compassion, and authenticity. I specialise in bereavement, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Hi, I'm Kimberley (she/her), an integrative person-centred counsellor. This means I draw on different therapeutic approaches to adapt sessions to the needs of my clients in a collaborative way. I believe the best therapy is personalised and tailored to the individual, and provided by someone who is compassionate, down to earth, welcoming, and real. I strive to create an environment where my clients feel seen and heard, and where they are valued as the individuals that they are. My practice aligns with my personal values of justice, autonomy, compassion, and authenticity. I specialise in bereavement, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
01747 441131 View 01747 441131
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Karen King-Harris
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wedmore BS28
I have been working with clients for over 17 years with a wide range of issues including anxiety,  stress,  low self-esteem,  depression,  family dynamics,  anger issues,  grief and loss,  relationship issues,  self-harm,  addiction,  transitional changes and with the effects of domestic,  emotional,  physical,  verbal and sexual abuse.
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
I have been working with clients for over 17 years with a wide range of issues including anxiety,  stress,  low self-esteem,  depression,  family dynamics,  anger issues,  grief and loss,  relationship issues,  self-harm,  addiction,  transitional changes and with the effects of domestic,  emotional,  physical,  verbal and sexual abuse.
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
0118 230 0521 View 0118 230 0521
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Joanna Bazalgette
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS40
There can come a time in anybody’s life when they feel that some support is required. Sometimes it feels difficult to know who to turn to. Do you feel challenged by life? Are you feeling bewildered about where your current path is taking you? Are you suffering following the loss of a relationship, be it through bereavement or relationship breakdown. Maybe you are struggling at work, home or university? Is life too confusing? Do you want to realise the power of your potential? I am here to offer support while you are working through life’s challenges - support which is confidential, open-minded, non-judgemental and consistent.
There can come a time in anybody’s life when they feel that some support is required. Sometimes it feels difficult to know who to turn to. Do you feel challenged by life? Are you feeling bewildered about where your current path is taking you? Are you suffering following the loss of a relationship, be it through bereavement or relationship breakdown. Maybe you are struggling at work, home or university? Is life too confusing? Do you want to realise the power of your potential? I am here to offer support while you are working through life’s challenges - support which is confidential, open-minded, non-judgemental and consistent.
07245 271736 View 07245 271736
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Christian John Liberati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glastonbury BA6
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
01275 408887 View 01275 408887
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Annalisa Barnes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Hi, I am Annalisa and welcome to my profile. I provide a welcome, safe and confidential environment in which you can express your emotions and thoughts without being judged. I work with a wide range of clients with issues regarding, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, addiction, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, abuse, anger management, bereavement, loss, relationships, trauma and many more.  I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress.
Hi, I am Annalisa and welcome to my profile. I provide a welcome, safe and confidential environment in which you can express your emotions and thoughts without being judged. I work with a wide range of clients with issues regarding, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, addiction, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, abuse, anger management, bereavement, loss, relationships, trauma and many more.  I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress.
01747 441013 View 01747 441013
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Caroline Riall
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highbridge TA9
I work with issues of anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, PTSD and relationships. Life often throws something unexpected at us and we can find ourselves feeling unsettled, lost and scared. Exploring things in my counselling room, through talking and reflecting gives space to gain understanding and identify the things that are important for you. It is your time and I will work alongside you to help you reach your counselling goals. It is a different story for everyone and you will have time to unload and speak those matters that need to be heard.
I work with issues of anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, PTSD and relationships. Life often throws something unexpected at us and we can find ourselves feeling unsettled, lost and scared. Exploring things in my counselling room, through talking and reflecting gives space to gain understanding and identify the things that are important for you. It is your time and I will work alongside you to help you reach your counselling goals. It is a different story for everyone and you will have time to unload and speak those matters that need to be heard.
01278 619815 View 01278 619815
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Sunnycove Counselling and Supervision Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS24
Hi my name is Paulette and I have been a therapist for over twenty years. I work with adults, children 5+ and young people. I have worked in various organisations, charities, secondary schools and colleges. If you or a loved one is struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, addiction, relationship problems, work based problems, family dysfunction, stress, anger, etc. I offer a confidential and safe space where you would be heard and not judged. Together we will work on the problems, identify what needs to done and ensure you have the right skills for the future. A healthy positive future is possible.
Hi my name is Paulette and I have been a therapist for over twenty years. I work with adults, children 5+ and young people. I have worked in various organisations, charities, secondary schools and colleges. If you or a loved one is struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, addiction, relationship problems, work based problems, family dysfunction, stress, anger, etc. I offer a confidential and safe space where you would be heard and not judged. Together we will work on the problems, identify what needs to done and ensure you have the right skills for the future. A healthy positive future is possible.
01934 311516 View 01934 311516
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Maple Studio Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
I have supported people with a range of difficulties including grief, PTSD, low mood/depression, social anxiety, low self-esteem, BDD, body-focused repetitive behaviours, OCD, and other anxiety related difficulties.
Hello, I'm Katinka and I offer Art Therapy/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I put my heart and soul into my work, and aspire to form a genuine human connection with each person that I see. I want to help you heal from past hurt, create more joy and meaning in your life, and get more energy for the things that matter to you. I adapt my approach and style of working according to your unique needs and preferences. I am experienced in working with adults, adolescents and children from all walks of life. I provide a welcoming and safe space for you to focus on your healing and wellbeing.
I have supported people with a range of difficulties including grief, PTSD, low mood/depression, social anxiety, low self-esteem, BDD, body-focused repetitive behaviours, OCD, and other anxiety related difficulties.
Hello, I'm Katinka and I offer Art Therapy/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I put my heart and soul into my work, and aspire to form a genuine human connection with each person that I see. I want to help you heal from past hurt, create more joy and meaning in your life, and get more energy for the things that matter to you. I adapt my approach and style of working according to your unique needs and preferences. I am experienced in working with adults, adolescents and children from all walks of life. I provide a welcoming and safe space for you to focus on your healing and wellbeing.
01275 402997 View 01275 402997
Photo of Jane Ross-Wheatley, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jane Ross-Wheatley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I offer a safe, caring and confidential space to help you feel emotionally supported to explore whatever is troubling you, as sometimes issues can be difficult to work through on your own, whether that is building resilience, reducing anxiety, grappling with loss, understanding relationships or identifying triggers of uncomfortable feelings, for example. Giving yourself the space to reflect upon your life can help you to find clarity of thought, feel more grounded, increases your ability to find solutions and be able to move forward more confidently.
I offer a safe, caring and confidential space to help you feel emotionally supported to explore whatever is troubling you, as sometimes issues can be difficult to work through on your own, whether that is building resilience, reducing anxiety, grappling with loss, understanding relationships or identifying triggers of uncomfortable feelings, for example. Giving yourself the space to reflect upon your life can help you to find clarity of thought, feel more grounded, increases your ability to find solutions and be able to move forward more confidently.
01749 608439 View 01749 608439
Bereavement Counsellors

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.