Bereavement Counselling in London

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Emmalyn Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N13
Bereavement, Mental Health, Addiction, Drugs and Alcohol misused, Abuse, loss, Shame, self-harm, relationship issues, young people issues.
I am an integrative Clinical practitioner.Sometimes it's hard to reach out when you need help. Its takes a brave to come forward. I offer my clients a space to express and explore the issues. The importance of a therapeutic relationship is to build an alliance and a connection to work together. They will develop trust and security as we make sense of your current challenges and difficulties. Over 20 years studying psychology and counselling worked as a human trafficking officer, Domestic Violence officer, Youth worker, family officer many more.
Bereavement, Mental Health, Addiction, Drugs and Alcohol misused, Abuse, loss, Shame, self-harm, relationship issues, young people issues.
I am an integrative Clinical practitioner.Sometimes it's hard to reach out when you need help. Its takes a brave to come forward. I offer my clients a space to express and explore the issues. The importance of a therapeutic relationship is to build an alliance and a connection to work together. They will develop trust and security as we make sense of your current challenges and difficulties. Over 20 years studying psychology and counselling worked as a human trafficking officer, Domestic Violence officer, Youth worker, family officer many more.
020 8138 8507 View 020 8138 8507
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Susan Livingstone
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE9
I was going to say a few things about me, but that's not why you're here. You're here because you recognise it's time to talk about you. I can help with that. I have worked extensively with clients who experience professional "burn out", relationship issues, bereavement and loss. The list goes on. Having juggled work, family, personal loss, training and much more in recent years, I understand overwhelm. This experience means that I will listen without judgement, empathise and help you find ways to cope, moving on from the unhealthy habits and emotions you're stuck in. We'll work together towards your goals.
I was going to say a few things about me, but that's not why you're here. You're here because you recognise it's time to talk about you. I can help with that. I have worked extensively with clients who experience professional "burn out", relationship issues, bereavement and loss. The list goes on. Having juggled work, family, personal loss, training and much more in recent years, I understand overwhelm. This experience means that I will listen without judgement, empathise and help you find ways to cope, moving on from the unhealthy habits and emotions you're stuck in. We'll work together towards your goals.
020 3910 6240 View 020 3910 6240
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Tina Speed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N7
Co) with additional training in Mentalising, Bereavement and Focusing.
Would you like to feel more satisfied with your life, get to know yourself better, work through important life events or improve your relationships? We can work together to make sense of things and get you to where you want to be. I believe that you are best placed to know yourself and your experiences. What I can do is support you to make positive life changes through a new understanding of yourself and your strengths. Get in touch if you're looking for phone or video sessions wherever you are or for in-person sessions in Holloway (N7) or Dalston (E8), London.
Co) with additional training in Mentalising, Bereavement and Focusing.
Would you like to feel more satisfied with your life, get to know yourself better, work through important life events or improve your relationships? We can work together to make sense of things and get you to where you want to be. I believe that you are best placed to know yourself and your experiences. What I can do is support you to make positive life changes through a new understanding of yourself and your strengths. Get in touch if you're looking for phone or video sessions wherever you are or for in-person sessions in Holloway (N7) or Dalston (E8), London.
020 8138 0313 View 020 8138 0313
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Noemi Lercara
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW11
I work with difficulties such as : bereavement, trauma, loss, childhood trauma,low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, substances abuse and addictions, sexual abuse, self harm, suicide, eating disorders, illnesses, divorce, post natal depression, abortion, sexual identity, cultural identity and much more.
In life we can often encounter difficult times that might feel unbearable; even a real sense of struggle in getting through them. The loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an illness, a traumatic experience, a struggle in our own sense of identity and self-esteem, plus many more life changing experiences. These are all changes that can deeply impact our lives, and are reasons for which deciding to seek counselling support is a very courageous choice to make. Often the process in seeking a counsellor can be a really overwhelming experience, as talking about our own feelings and emotions can be distressing and painful.
I work with difficulties such as : bereavement, trauma, loss, childhood trauma,low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, substances abuse and addictions, sexual abuse, self harm, suicide, eating disorders, illnesses, divorce, post natal depression, abortion, sexual identity, cultural identity and much more.
In life we can often encounter difficult times that might feel unbearable; even a real sense of struggle in getting through them. The loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an illness, a traumatic experience, a struggle in our own sense of identity and self-esteem, plus many more life changing experiences. These are all changes that can deeply impact our lives, and are reasons for which deciding to seek counselling support is a very courageous choice to make. Often the process in seeking a counsellor can be a really overwhelming experience, as talking about our own feelings and emotions can be distressing and painful.
020 3917 4604 View 020 3917 4604
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Sofia Souiri
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
London SW1X
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, featured in reputable outlets such as the Daily Mail and various podcasts. Within a secure and inviting space, I specialise in psychotherapy, collaboratively addressing your concerns.With a focus on trauma, bereavement, and survivors of childhood abuse, my approach prioritises creating a safe and empathetic environment.Beyond psychotherapy, I provide 1:1 sessions in a structured F.A.S.T. program, meticulously designed to accelerate your journey toward resilience and well-being. As a Resilience Coach, I help navigate change, optimising well-being, self-motivation, and self-regulation.
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, featured in reputable outlets such as the Daily Mail and various podcasts. Within a secure and inviting space, I specialise in psychotherapy, collaboratively addressing your concerns.With a focus on trauma, bereavement, and survivors of childhood abuse, my approach prioritises creating a safe and empathetic environment.Beyond psychotherapy, I provide 1:1 sessions in a structured F.A.S.T. program, meticulously designed to accelerate your journey toward resilience and well-being. As a Resilience Coach, I help navigate change, optimising well-being, self-motivation, and self-regulation.
020 3835 2202 View 020 3835 2202
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Iwona Drozdz
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E1
I offer my clients help with a broad range of issues from anxiety, depression, family issues, and trauma to bereavement.
As an ‘Integrative therapist’, I draw upon a combination of ideas and techniques, and I work with you as a whole person, paying attention to both the physical and psychological processes and how they are connecting together. I am a trauma-informed and IFS-trained practitioner passionate about using neuroscience to support healing in the aftermath of trauma. Through continued professional development courses, I have become accustomed to combining therapeutic methods, Body Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems and Mindfulness to facilitate a reconnection with the body and self.
I offer my clients help with a broad range of issues from anxiety, depression, family issues, and trauma to bereavement.
As an ‘Integrative therapist’, I draw upon a combination of ideas and techniques, and I work with you as a whole person, paying attention to both the physical and psychological processes and how they are connecting together. I am a trauma-informed and IFS-trained practitioner passionate about using neuroscience to support healing in the aftermath of trauma. Through continued professional development courses, I have become accustomed to combining therapeutic methods, Body Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems and Mindfulness to facilitate a reconnection with the body and self.
020 8059 8432 View 020 8059 8432
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Spini Watts (Mbacp) Relationship Issues Family Conflict (Individual)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E3  (Online Only)
In grief and bereavement therapy, my approach centres around creating a safe and compassionate space for clients to process their emotions, explore their thoughts, and find meaning in their loss.
I can help you work through past and current relationships to better understand how they affect you. We can explore the beliefs you have about yourself, how you believe other people perceive you, your abilities, how you interpret the past. I work by engaging in the here-and-now therapeutic relationship between us as an opportunity to understand how you relate to yourself and others in your life, and we can explore how your past might be affecting your present life.
In grief and bereavement therapy, my approach centres around creating a safe and compassionate space for clients to process their emotions, explore their thoughts, and find meaning in their loss.
I can help you work through past and current relationships to better understand how they affect you. We can explore the beliefs you have about yourself, how you believe other people perceive you, your abilities, how you interpret the past. I work by engaging in the here-and-now therapeutic relationship between us as an opportunity to understand how you relate to yourself and others in your life, and we can explore how your past might be affecting your present life.
020 3763 9392 View 020 3763 9392
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Victoria Richards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N7  (Online Only)
My specialism includes working with clients who are going through a bereavement.
Do you ever feel that life has become too overwhelming or that everyday tasks are a struggle? Is something from your past unresolved and affecting your life today? I believe we are all experts in our own lives and my role is to facilitate the exploration of those feelings with you together. I will support you in working towards any realistic goals that you would like to achieve. I understand that you may not know what support you need, what changes you want to happen or why you are feeling the way you do, but I am experienced to help you answer some of these questions so your life can begin to feel the way you would like it to.
My specialism includes working with clients who are going through a bereavement.
Do you ever feel that life has become too overwhelming or that everyday tasks are a struggle? Is something from your past unresolved and affecting your life today? I believe we are all experts in our own lives and my role is to facilitate the exploration of those feelings with you together. I will support you in working towards any realistic goals that you would like to achieve. I understand that you may not know what support you need, what changes you want to happen or why you are feeling the way you do, but I am experienced to help you answer some of these questions so your life can begin to feel the way you would like it to.
020 3893 2883 View 020 3893 2883
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Mandi Martin
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E2
Waitlist for new clients
If you are reading this, you have already begun the process of finding a therapist and I understand that this is a courageous step. A step towards change and commitment to yourself. Maybe you are wanting to understand yourself better? Looking for an opportunity to have a deeper knowledge of yourself and your behaviour? You might want more satisfaction in your career or be struggling with a personal or business relationship? Experiencing a loss? Recent diagnosis of life limiting illness? Or seeking a professional relationship with someone that will allow space for talking about your problems/challenges and explore these experiences?
If you are reading this, you have already begun the process of finding a therapist and I understand that this is a courageous step. A step towards change and commitment to yourself. Maybe you are wanting to understand yourself better? Looking for an opportunity to have a deeper knowledge of yourself and your behaviour? You might want more satisfaction in your career or be struggling with a personal or business relationship? Experiencing a loss? Recent diagnosis of life limiting illness? Or seeking a professional relationship with someone that will allow space for talking about your problems/challenges and explore these experiences?
020 3994 7614 View 020 3994 7614
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James Darby
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London SW6
I have experience working with a wide range of presenting issues (trauma, abandonment, attachment, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties, illness, major life transitions) and am particularly interested in working within and deriving meaning from the ‘thresholds’ we experience in life as a source of creative potential.
I am an accredited psychotherapist and qualified mindfulness teacher. I practice Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP), a mindfulness based, transpersonal approach to therapy that is firmly rooted in the belief that at the ‘core’ of each of us lies the potential to connect more deeply with our inherent health and wisdom; in body, mind and spirit. If you decide to work with me you will be entering into a healing relationship with someone who is trained to hold and come alongside whatever is alive and going on for you with kindness, presence, insight and compassion.
I have experience working with a wide range of presenting issues (trauma, abandonment, attachment, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties, illness, major life transitions) and am particularly interested in working within and deriving meaning from the ‘thresholds’ we experience in life as a source of creative potential.
I am an accredited psychotherapist and qualified mindfulness teacher. I practice Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP), a mindfulness based, transpersonal approach to therapy that is firmly rooted in the belief that at the ‘core’ of each of us lies the potential to connect more deeply with our inherent health and wisdom; in body, mind and spirit. If you decide to work with me you will be entering into a healing relationship with someone who is trained to hold and come alongside whatever is alive and going on for you with kindness, presence, insight and compassion.
01748 901288 View 01748 901288
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Phil Clarkstone
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE9
Bereavement is my passion, but I am very interested in how we learn to adapt to change in all aspects of life.
I am a long-established and well-regarded counsellor, psychotherapist, and supervisor. Since 2001, I have offered professional private psychotherapy from my exclusive suite of welcoming rooms in Eltham. I have broad experience with most issues. However, bereavement, loss, and change are my particular specialties. I have led a team of therapists and counsellors for the last 16 years delivering bereavement support across Greenwich for an NHS commissioned charity. I have good working relationships with all manner of mental health professionals. I have a lot of experience working with the struggles of being human!
Bereavement is my passion, but I am very interested in how we learn to adapt to change in all aspects of life.
I am a long-established and well-regarded counsellor, psychotherapist, and supervisor. Since 2001, I have offered professional private psychotherapy from my exclusive suite of welcoming rooms in Eltham. I have broad experience with most issues. However, bereavement, loss, and change are my particular specialties. I have led a team of therapists and counsellors for the last 16 years delivering bereavement support across Greenwich for an NHS commissioned charity. I have good working relationships with all manner of mental health professionals. I have a lot of experience working with the struggles of being human!
01959 581642 View 01959 581642
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Sheryl Noik
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW11
I specialise in childhood bereavement, relationship issues, chronic illness, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, divorce, self-harm, suicide ideation, sexual and gender identity, OCD, ASD and ADHD.
Hello, my name is Sheryl and I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, struggling with parenting or coping with bereavement, therapy will be tailor-made for your situation. Therapy is a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring your worries, explore thoughts and share your feelings, and be heard with compassion and empathy. I work with adults, couples and adolescents.
I specialise in childhood bereavement, relationship issues, chronic illness, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, divorce, self-harm, suicide ideation, sexual and gender identity, OCD, ASD and ADHD.
Hello, my name is Sheryl and I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, struggling with parenting or coping with bereavement, therapy will be tailor-made for your situation. Therapy is a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring your worries, explore thoughts and share your feelings, and be heard with compassion and empathy. I work with adults, couples and adolescents.
020 3835 3016 View 020 3835 3016
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Liam Daniels
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N22
I have worked with people of all ages, and clients dealing for a range of concerns, including bereavement, anxiety, self-esteem, and identity issues.
I have trained in existential psychotherapy, and I apply this in my work with clients. The starting point is the experience of the client, to provide the opportunity for them to examine their understanding of life, and the problems and dilemmas they face; to reassess their goals and desires. It provides an opportunity to consider how their choices have been constrained, perhaps by the views and expectations of others, but also by constraints rooted in our society. Understanding can lead to questioning, and growth, possibly in new directions.
I have worked with people of all ages, and clients dealing for a range of concerns, including bereavement, anxiety, self-esteem, and identity issues.
I have trained in existential psychotherapy, and I apply this in my work with clients. The starting point is the experience of the client, to provide the opportunity for them to examine their understanding of life, and the problems and dilemmas they face; to reassess their goals and desires. It provides an opportunity to consider how their choices have been constrained, perhaps by the views and expectations of others, but also by constraints rooted in our society. Understanding can lead to questioning, and growth, possibly in new directions.
020 3856 3783 View 020 3856 3783
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Carlotta Castiglioni
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London E1
Sometimes loss is experienced through bereavement, however “loss” is not solely related to death.
I have always been fascinated by the complexity of human beings, their darkness and their lights. I consider the therapeutic room not only as a space for self-reflection and exploration of what feels difficult to process on your own, but also a place to speak the unspeakable. Therapy can provide an opportunity to challenge behaviours that may appear unchangeable or automatic. As a practitioner I am interested in the integration of cultural and gender studies and have experience working with depression, isolation, sexual identity, existential difficulties, relational dilemmas and bereavement.
Sometimes loss is experienced through bereavement, however “loss” is not solely related to death.
I have always been fascinated by the complexity of human beings, their darkness and their lights. I consider the therapeutic room not only as a space for self-reflection and exploration of what feels difficult to process on your own, but also a place to speak the unspeakable. Therapy can provide an opportunity to challenge behaviours that may appear unchangeable or automatic. As a practitioner I am interested in the integration of cultural and gender studies and have experience working with depression, isolation, sexual identity, existential difficulties, relational dilemmas and bereavement.
020 3962 0733 View 020 3962 0733
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Belinda Evans
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E4
It is not an easy decision to come to therapy and seek help, so I appreciate that this may be a big step for you. I am experienced in supporting people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement , divorce, and trauma. I have specialist training in supporting people experiencing loss, complicated grief and traumatic bereavement, I welcome anyone regardless of whatever you may be experiencing and regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or culture,
It is not an easy decision to come to therapy and seek help, so I appreciate that this may be a big step for you. I am experienced in supporting people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement , divorce, and trauma. I have specialist training in supporting people experiencing loss, complicated grief and traumatic bereavement, I welcome anyone regardless of whatever you may be experiencing and regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or culture,
020 7123 8559 View 020 7123 8559
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Paola Filotico
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE3  (Online Only)
Sometimes life hits hard and we find it hard to cope. Sometimes everything seems to be well, and still, we are unhappy. There are times when we feel haunted by our past, and times when we just don’t understand some parts of ourselves - thoughts, emotions, or even physical pain. And we are going through increasing global uncertainty: Covid, the current political and financial situation, wars and climate change are only a few of the unsettling topic we are exposed to 24/7 - we are facing a previously unimaginable amount of collective stress, anxiety and grief.
Sometimes life hits hard and we find it hard to cope. Sometimes everything seems to be well, and still, we are unhappy. There are times when we feel haunted by our past, and times when we just don’t understand some parts of ourselves - thoughts, emotions, or even physical pain. And we are going through increasing global uncertainty: Covid, the current political and financial situation, wars and climate change are only a few of the unsettling topic we are exposed to 24/7 - we are facing a previously unimaginable amount of collective stress, anxiety and grief.
020 8059 8389 View 020 8059 8389
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Claire Shaw Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N12  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or struggling? This could be through a bereavement, or difficulties in a relationship. Perhaps health issues such as chronic illness, disability or menopause have affected how you are feeling. Maybe work is causing you stress, or you have been made redundant. Do you feel misunderstood or not heard? Maybe you don’t have somewhere you feel supported to be yourself and to speak freely. Perhaps you feel like you don't have anyone to talk to who understands. You may need a place to be heard and to explore your feelings.
Are you feeling anxious or struggling? This could be through a bereavement, or difficulties in a relationship. Perhaps health issues such as chronic illness, disability or menopause have affected how you are feeling. Maybe work is causing you stress, or you have been made redundant. Do you feel misunderstood or not heard? Maybe you don’t have somewhere you feel supported to be yourself and to speak freely. Perhaps you feel like you don't have anyone to talk to who understands. You may need a place to be heard and to explore your feelings.
020 4538 3657 View 020 4538 3657
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Dragana Savcic-Sanders
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London WC1B  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 20 years of experience of helping adults in the NHS psychological services and private practice. I can help with burn out, anxiety-related disorders, depression, the effects of childhood adverse experiences, abuse including domestic abuse, complex trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or difficulty in relationships, both with ourselves and others. I can help with complex bereavement including dealing with the effects of someone's suicide, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self-esteem issues and many others difficulties and challenges.
I am a registered psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 20 years of experience of helping adults in the NHS psychological services and private practice. I can help with burn out, anxiety-related disorders, depression, the effects of childhood adverse experiences, abuse including domestic abuse, complex trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or difficulty in relationships, both with ourselves and others. I can help with complex bereavement including dealing with the effects of someone's suicide, eating disorders, coping with illness, personality disorder, anger; self-esteem issues and many others difficulties and challenges.
020 3870 3675 View 020 3870 3675
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Stuart Derbyshire
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SW16
In addition I have worked with many bereaved people, coming to terms with loss.
I work with a broad range of clients, often looking at exploring childhood issues as a way of moving through current problems. In addition I have worked extensively, with clients working on psychosexual issues and sexuality.
In addition I have worked with many bereaved people, coming to terms with loss.
I work with a broad range of clients, often looking at exploring childhood issues as a way of moving through current problems. In addition I have worked extensively, with clients working on psychosexual issues and sexuality.
07779 023003 View 07779 023003
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Pooja Bhambra
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London NW6
Family life can be full of drama, from adolescent struggles to parental conflict, from family feuds to experiences of love and loss. When families are faced with problems and experience difficulties in their relationships, self-help is often the first natural response. However, sometimes, self-help is not enough and can lead families to feel stuck. It is at this point that it can be beneficial to access professional help. My name is Pooja Bhambra, I am a UKCP registered systemic family psychotherapist. My approach to working with families is to see each member as an individual, who is influenced by multiple contexts.
Family life can be full of drama, from adolescent struggles to parental conflict, from family feuds to experiences of love and loss. When families are faced with problems and experience difficulties in their relationships, self-help is often the first natural response. However, sometimes, self-help is not enough and can lead families to feel stuck. It is at this point that it can be beneficial to access professional help. My name is Pooja Bhambra, I am a UKCP registered systemic family psychotherapist. My approach to working with families is to see each member as an individual, who is influenced by multiple contexts.
020 4538 2514 View 020 4538 2514

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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.