Bereavement Counselling in Nailsea

Photo of Deborah Nicola Suzanne Fryer, MBACP, Counsellor
Deborah Nicola Suzanne Fryer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nailsea BS48
Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you feel out of your depth? Or experiencing a sense of loss, unable to cope? Fear is our worst enemy, and we will try and find a way of taking back control. If you feel you are struggling there is a strength in reaching out for support. Counselling helps you to gain a better understanding of self through the therapeutic process, and I believe we are all unique and have the potential to change, therefore develop a belief in your ability to cope. You will begin to make sense of the past and begin to recognise your true self.
Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you feel out of your depth? Or experiencing a sense of loss, unable to cope? Fear is our worst enemy, and we will try and find a way of taking back control. If you feel you are struggling there is a strength in reaching out for support. Counselling helps you to gain a better understanding of self through the therapeutic process, and I believe we are all unique and have the potential to change, therefore develop a belief in your ability to cope. You will begin to make sense of the past and begin to recognise your true self.
0117 456 2191 View 0117 456 2191
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Full Circle Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Nailsea BS48
With no waiting list and sessions available I can offer counselling & hypnotherapy to help you recover from depression, fear and anxiety through motivation & perspective thus finding the joy that you once had in your life. Anxiety, fear & hopelessness are some emotions that can linger post traumatic events, again I can help you overcome these symptoms. Loss of a loved one or diagnoses of a life limiting condition are devastating events & the pain of this sometimes unbearable. Feelings of guilt, anger & grief can become apparent & each individual responds differently. I am here to help you through your concerns of the future.
With no waiting list and sessions available I can offer counselling & hypnotherapy to help you recover from depression, fear and anxiety through motivation & perspective thus finding the joy that you once had in your life. Anxiety, fear & hopelessness are some emotions that can linger post traumatic events, again I can help you overcome these symptoms. Loss of a loved one or diagnoses of a life limiting condition are devastating events & the pain of this sometimes unbearable. Feelings of guilt, anger & grief can become apparent & each individual responds differently. I am here to help you through your concerns of the future.
0117 325 2304 View 0117 325 2304
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Leah Head
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nailsea BS48
Life can be a challenge in all sorts of ways, sometimes we need some independent support finding our way through those challenges. The issues affecting you may be current or things from the past that still impact you. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness and isolation. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement, trauma or a life event that you need a safe space to process. Therapy can help you understand what you are feeling and find a way forward.
Life can be a challenge in all sorts of ways, sometimes we need some independent support finding our way through those challenges. The issues affecting you may be current or things from the past that still impact you. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness and isolation. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement, trauma or a life event that you need a safe space to process. Therapy can help you understand what you are feeling and find a way forward.
0117 463 7982 View 0117 463 7982
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Andrea Herbert
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nailsea BS48
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
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Emily Hall
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Nailsea BS48
I have experience working with a wide variety of people struggling with many different challenges including: anxiety, depression, low self-worth, addiction, loss, grief, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, flashbacks, relationship difficulties, loneliness, and childhood issues.
Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected, and yet throughout life there can be times when we face challenges, struggles, or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings. I offer a calm, welcoming, and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we can work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
I have experience working with a wide variety of people struggling with many different challenges including: anxiety, depression, low self-worth, addiction, loss, grief, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, flashbacks, relationship difficulties, loneliness, and childhood issues.
Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected, and yet throughout life there can be times when we face challenges, struggles, or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings. I offer a calm, welcoming, and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we can work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
07480 639146 View 07480 639146
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Dave Somerton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nailsea BS48
Waitlist for new clients
I can support you if you're experiencing challenges such as relational trauma, anxiety, depression, stress or bereavement, amongst others. Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's day-to-day challenges? Or do you find relationships difficult? Maybe you are searching for a more meaningful life. I can help with these questions and more. I will facilitate the conditions for you to explore what matters to you, make positive changes and create a fulfilling life according to your values. I will be led by you in terms of the pace and topics we discuss and this can help you learn new ways to cope with day-to-day difficulties.
I can support you if you're experiencing challenges such as relational trauma, anxiety, depression, stress or bereavement, amongst others. Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's day-to-day challenges? Or do you find relationships difficult? Maybe you are searching for a more meaningful life. I can help with these questions and more. I will facilitate the conditions for you to explore what matters to you, make positive changes and create a fulfilling life according to your values. I will be led by you in terms of the pace and topics we discuss and this can help you learn new ways to cope with day-to-day difficulties.
01747 448774 View 01747 448774
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Aurelia Sleigh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Nailsea BS48  (Online Only)
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
07411 113466 View 07411 113466
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Emmanuelle Hicks
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nailsea BS48
Whoever you are, whatever you are experiencing, we all struggle with aspects of life sometimes. I specialise in Maternal Mental Health, and working with teenagers. Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference and help ease the pressure life puts on us. You are not alone - even counsellors have counsellors!
Whoever you are, whatever you are experiencing, we all struggle with aspects of life sometimes. I specialise in Maternal Mental Health, and working with teenagers. Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference and help ease the pressure life puts on us. You are not alone - even counsellors have counsellors!
01275 403079 View 01275 403079
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John Halkett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nailsea BS48
I have a working knowledge of 12 step addiction programmes and very beneficial in aid there if required. I will help you to help yourself, you're worth it.
I have a working knowledge of 12 step addiction programmes and very beneficial in aid there if required. I will help you to help yourself, you're worth it.
0117 463 2217 View 0117 463 2217

More Therapists Nearby

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Karen King-Harris
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
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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Milla Kenny
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hello, do you need space to talk? Together we can explore issues relating to bereavement, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, loneliness and isolation, low self-esteem and self-confidence, relationship issues or challenging family dynamics. I have special interest in working with bereavement, grief and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life. I gravitate towards psychodynamic approach to therapy and I will encourage you to be self-reflective, engage in self-exploration into your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences from early life, and the beliefs that you hold.
Hello, do you need space to talk? Together we can explore issues relating to bereavement, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, loneliness and isolation, low self-esteem and self-confidence, relationship issues or challenging family dynamics. I have special interest in working with bereavement, grief and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life. I gravitate towards psychodynamic approach to therapy and I will encourage you to be self-reflective, engage in self-exploration into your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences from early life, and the beliefs that you hold.
01454 804757 View 01454 804757
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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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Room To Grow Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy, working with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, body image, self- defeating behaviour, relationship issues, social anxiety, loneliness, life transitions and many more.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society. I use an integrative approach drawing on such therapeutic models as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I believe there is no single approach that works for every client in all situations. Integrative counselling provides a unique, flexible and personalised approach that is suited to the individual needs of the client. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling at your own pace.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy, working with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, motivation, body image, self- defeating behaviour, relationship issues, social anxiety, loneliness, life transitions and many more.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society. I use an integrative approach drawing on such therapeutic models as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I believe there is no single approach that works for every client in all situations. Integrative counselling provides a unique, flexible and personalised approach that is suited to the individual needs of the client. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling at your own pace.
0117 463 7331 View 0117 463 7331
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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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Joanna Bazalgette
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
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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Kathy Kingdon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
I am here to listen. The body and mind work together, and I work holistically to support you through whatever has brought you to seek help. This could be traumas such as bereavement, abuse or relationship difficulties - sometimes there's no specific cause, but a generalised feeling of anxiety or sadness that makes it hard to cope with day to day stresses. Talking to somebody empathic and non-judgemental can help, and I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for us to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions so that you can make sense of them, and find a much better sense of mental wellbeing.
I am here to listen. The body and mind work together, and I work holistically to support you through whatever has brought you to seek help. This could be traumas such as bereavement, abuse or relationship difficulties - sometimes there's no specific cause, but a generalised feeling of anxiety or sadness that makes it hard to cope with day to day stresses. Talking to somebody empathic and non-judgemental can help, and I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for us to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions so that you can make sense of them, and find a much better sense of mental wellbeing.
01454 801694 View 01454 801694
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Counselling and Play Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8  (Online Only)
17 years of counselling and 10 years of Play Therapy experience supporting children, teens and adults. Holistic person centred approach incorporating other therapeutic modalities when beneficial. Empathic and intuitive approach to supporting your exploration of self and any circumstances that you may be struggling with. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
17 years of counselling and 10 years of Play Therapy experience supporting children, teens and adults. Holistic person centred approach incorporating other therapeutic modalities when beneficial. Empathic and intuitive approach to supporting your exploration of self and any circumstances that you may be struggling with. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
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Dr. Sue Egan - Psychologist/EMDR Therapist
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
I specialise in healing trauma including PTSD, complex trauma, sexual and domestic abuse, traumatic grief, suicide grief and chronic illness.
There is hope, even when you have experienced significant life trauma. Although it might not be possible to forget life's challenges completely, it is possible to manage them so you can live life again with the volume turned down on the past. My role is to facilitate a safe, supportive space where you can begin to heal from life's traumas and remember who you are. I value doing all I can to offer you an integrated approach assessing your past, present and future using counselling and psychological theories. As the client, the time we have will be entirely yours, as I assist and guide you to uncover the way forward.
I specialise in healing trauma including PTSD, complex trauma, sexual and domestic abuse, traumatic grief, suicide grief and chronic illness.
There is hope, even when you have experienced significant life trauma. Although it might not be possible to forget life's challenges completely, it is possible to manage them so you can live life again with the volume turned down on the past. My role is to facilitate a safe, supportive space where you can begin to heal from life's traumas and remember who you are. I value doing all I can to offer you an integrated approach assessing your past, present and future using counselling and psychological theories. As the client, the time we have will be entirely yours, as I assist and guide you to uncover the way forward.
01432 808347 View 01432 808347
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Viola Robinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Most of the work I do is around Complex trauma, PTSD, childhood related trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, bereavement, sexual abuse, historical abuse, cultural related issues, work/family/relationship issues and personal development using integrative methods.
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor working with adult’s age 18+, providing compassionate, professional and ethical service in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping people through my various training and experiences with cultural sensitivity. I offer my services to help you achieve healing and growth with situations you might be struggling with by gaining insight/skills in raising awareness, remove stigma to help you cope healthily with life’s challenges and be able to live and enjoy your life.
Most of the work I do is around Complex trauma, PTSD, childhood related trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, bereavement, sexual abuse, historical abuse, cultural related issues, work/family/relationship issues and personal development using integrative methods.
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor working with adult’s age 18+, providing compassionate, professional and ethical service in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping people through my various training and experiences with cultural sensitivity. I offer my services to help you achieve healing and growth with situations you might be struggling with by gaining insight/skills in raising awareness, remove stigma to help you cope healthily with life’s challenges and be able to live and enjoy your life.
01453 703734 View 01453 703734
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Dawn Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS6
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
0117 456 5132 View 0117 456 5132
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.