Bereavement Counselling in Thornbury

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Leah Head
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thornbury BS35
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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Flourishing Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury BS35
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD, phobias and issues around self-esteem. I invite clients to shape and set goals (these are often added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: clients move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy. In the past year I have helped children, young people and adults, whose ages range from 10 to 85 years. Every session, from the very first, focuses on gaining understanding and making progress.
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD, phobias and issues around self-esteem. I invite clients to shape and set goals (these are often added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: clients move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy. In the past year I have helped children, young people and adults, whose ages range from 10 to 85 years. Every session, from the very first, focuses on gaining understanding and making progress.
01454 802679 View 01454 802679
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Dr Maria R. Thompson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Thornbury BS35
I assist adults and older adults to reduce distress, improve awareness, connection, functioning and QoL through face-to-face and online counselling and psychological therapy. You can explore and address your concerns safely with session materials to take away for future reference. I offer evidenced approaches. Since 1998 I have worked with many people in their recovery from a range of emotional, behavioural, personality and mental health issues across various settings to Consultant level. Hopefully, I maybe of assistance to you also. Dr Maria Thompson BSc (Hons) MSc Post-MSc DCounsPsych CPsychol AFBPsS. Desideratum P&C Services Ltd.
I assist adults and older adults to reduce distress, improve awareness, connection, functioning and QoL through face-to-face and online counselling and psychological therapy. You can explore and address your concerns safely with session materials to take away for future reference. I offer evidenced approaches. Since 1998 I have worked with many people in their recovery from a range of emotional, behavioural, personality and mental health issues across various settings to Consultant level. Hopefully, I maybe of assistance to you also. Dr Maria Thompson BSc (Hons) MSc Post-MSc DCounsPsych CPsychol AFBPsS. Desideratum P&C Services Ltd.
0117 313 6822 View 0117 313 6822
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Kayleigh Knight
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thornbury BS35
At times we can experience tremendous challenges and it can be difficult to see a way forward. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process and explore the things that are having an impact on your life and help you to navigate through any difficulties you may be facing with the professional support of somebody outside of your circle. Counselling can also create a time for you to get to know yourself better, reflect on personal experiences and provide you with tools to make changes which can have a positive impact.
At times we can experience tremendous challenges and it can be difficult to see a way forward. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process and explore the things that are having an impact on your life and help you to navigate through any difficulties you may be facing with the professional support of somebody outside of your circle. Counselling can also create a time for you to get to know yourself better, reflect on personal experiences and provide you with tools to make changes which can have a positive impact.
0117 463 4566 View 0117 463 4566

More Therapists Nearby

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Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newport GL13
You may wish to seek help in overcoming patterns of behaviour caused by anxiety, depression, loss and trauma or you may simply wish to tell your story in a safe and supportive environment.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
You may wish to seek help in overcoming patterns of behaviour caused by anxiety, depression, loss and trauma or you may simply wish to tell your story in a safe and supportive environment.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
029 2192 1670 View 029 2192 1670
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Clara Butler
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Lydney GL15
I have experience working with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, inner child work, ADHD, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, addiction, attachment, relationship issues, parenting, carers, end of life and bereavement.
Hello I'm Clara and thank you for visiting my page. Talking to someone about issues you may be facing can often be difficult, so well done for making that first step. Searching for a counsellor can also prove difficult and it is important to find the right one for you. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between you and your counsellor. There are many approaches to counselling and as an Integrative Counsellor I work with several theoretical approaches such as Person Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I also offer creative ways of working.
I have experience working with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, inner child work, ADHD, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, addiction, attachment, relationship issues, parenting, carers, end of life and bereavement.
Hello I'm Clara and thank you for visiting my page. Talking to someone about issues you may be facing can often be difficult, so well done for making that first step. Searching for a counsellor can also prove difficult and it is important to find the right one for you. I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between you and your counsellor. There are many approaches to counselling and as an Integrative Counsellor I work with several theoretical approaches such as Person Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I also offer creative ways of working.
0117 325 3019 View 0117 325 3019
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Ivana Hardy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lydney GL15
Seeking a counsellor can be a daunting process. If you’re having having trouble maintaining nourishing connections or have experienced a recent loss or trauma, I can work with you to find your own insights and strengths, enabling you to move towards more freedom and choice. I recognise the need to feel met within a safe and trusting relationship. Having a sense of safeness in the relationship, between us, is at the heart of effective therapy. If we start by being easy and gentle with ourselves, caring for and being able to understand ourselves more fully, can pave the way for more fulfilment.
Seeking a counsellor can be a daunting process. If you’re having having trouble maintaining nourishing connections or have experienced a recent loss or trauma, I can work with you to find your own insights and strengths, enabling you to move towards more freedom and choice. I recognise the need to feel met within a safe and trusting relationship. Having a sense of safeness in the relationship, between us, is at the heart of effective therapy. If we start by being easy and gentle with ourselves, caring for and being able to understand ourselves more fully, can pave the way for more fulfilment.
01291 445613 View 01291 445613
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Debbie Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dursley GL11
Hello, if you looking to explore your feelings or talk through current life challenges, then you have made the first step. I am an integrative counsellor based in Gloucester, offering a safe space working face to face, online or on the telephone. In life we never know what is round the corner, talking to someone neutral, non-judgmental, empathic, and knowing you’ve been heard can be effective. I can support you to make new decisions, choices and change how you feel. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, work related stress, redundancy, bereavement and relationship dilemmas.
Hello, if you looking to explore your feelings or talk through current life challenges, then you have made the first step. I am an integrative counsellor based in Gloucester, offering a safe space working face to face, online or on the telephone. In life we never know what is round the corner, talking to someone neutral, non-judgmental, empathic, and knowing you’ve been heard can be effective. I can support you to make new decisions, choices and change how you feel. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, work related stress, redundancy, bereavement and relationship dilemmas.
01452 923069 View 01452 923069
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Dawn Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Filton BS34
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
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Clive Mason
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bristol BS37
Counselling can help you to find a way forward with personal issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. It can also help to overcome problems that are causing you emotional turmoil such as relationship issues and loss. In truth you can talk about anything that is on your mind. Some of the issues that people can find themselves trying to manage and which I can help with: Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Childhood pain, Gender issues, Loss, Bereavement, Heart break, Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Relationship struggles, Life transitions.
Counselling can help you to find a way forward with personal issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. It can also help to overcome problems that are causing you emotional turmoil such as relationship issues and loss. In truth you can talk about anything that is on your mind. Some of the issues that people can find themselves trying to manage and which I can help with: Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Childhood pain, Gender issues, Loss, Bereavement, Heart break, Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Relationship struggles, Life transitions.
0117 463 0320 View 0117 463 0320
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Katie Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, lost, lonely, or disconnected from others? Have you lost a loved one and are feeling overwhelmed with grief? Maybe you’re experiencing unhelpful thoughts around “not being good enough” or “feeling unable to cope”? Or are using work, shopping, exercise, food, drugs and/or alcohol as a way of coping? If any of these resonate with you, you are not alone. I can offer you a warm, empathic, safe space where you can feel comfortable to talk to me about anything, whether it is your current situation that is troubling you or something that happened to you in your past.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, lost, lonely, or disconnected from others? Have you lost a loved one and are feeling overwhelmed with grief? Maybe you’re experiencing unhelpful thoughts around “not being good enough” or “feeling unable to cope”? Or are using work, shopping, exercise, food, drugs and/or alcohol as a way of coping? If any of these resonate with you, you are not alone. I can offer you a warm, empathic, safe space where you can feel comfortable to talk to me about anything, whether it is your current situation that is troubling you or something that happened to you in your past.
01275 402737 View 01275 402737
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Tracy Dixon
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I previously managed a Bereavement Counselling Service for 6 years.
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. I am a BACP Accredited therapist working face to face in Plymouth but also online. I work in an integrative way with my clients so I draw on a number of different counselling theories. My main training is in Person Centred Counselling which means that your needs will be at the core of how we work. My approach is gentle, compassionate and trauma informed. I can help with many mental health problems including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties or work stress.
I previously managed a Bereavement Counselling Service for 6 years.
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. I am a BACP Accredited therapist working face to face in Plymouth but also online. I work in an integrative way with my clients so I draw on a number of different counselling theories. My main training is in Person Centred Counselling which means that your needs will be at the core of how we work. My approach is gentle, compassionate and trauma informed. I can help with many mental health problems including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties or work stress.
01572 498988 View 01572 498988
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Joanna Bazalgette
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS48
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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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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Michaela Harris Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I have experience with anxiety, depression, anger management, relationships and bereavement.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor working in Bristol and Aylesbury I know how hard it is to take those steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Through working together I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some help with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.
I have experience with anxiety, depression, anger management, relationships and bereavement.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor working in Bristol and Aylesbury I know how hard it is to take those steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Through working together I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some help with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.
0117 456 5186 View 0117 456 5186
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Room To Grow Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
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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Sally Ellis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
0117 456 5379 View 0117 456 5379
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Beehive Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dursley GL11
Waitlist for new clients
If you are experiencing inner turmoil, challenges with relationships or dealing with loss, I can offer you a safe and supportive environment to help you understand the roots of your difficulties. We can try and make sense of the past and how it affects your life today. Gaining insights into the reasons for your issues will develop your capacity to cope with current and future difficulties; to gain the self care tools you need for lasting change.
If you are experiencing inner turmoil, challenges with relationships or dealing with loss, I can offer you a safe and supportive environment to help you understand the roots of your difficulties. We can try and make sense of the past and how it affects your life today. Gaining insights into the reasons for your issues will develop your capacity to cope with current and future difficulties; to gain the self care tools you need for lasting change.
01594 808761 View 01594 808761
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Helen Downing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS37
Sandplay is a gentle and surprisingly powerful invitation to self-discovery, as well as a safe and contained way to work through difficult past experiences, including grief and trauma.
Are you a parent or carer looking for support for the child in your care? Maybe you’ve been surprised by your own strong and complex emotions that seem to have been stirred up by parenting? One of the greatest privileges in my work is to support families working through past and present hurts to nurture understanding and deepen relationships. I work collaboratively with parents and carers to figure out what approach is best suited to your family’s needs right now. I also specialise in Jungian-informed sandplay therapy, which is suitable for individual clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Sandplay is a gentle and surprisingly powerful invitation to self-discovery, as well as a safe and contained way to work through difficult past experiences, including grief and trauma.
Are you a parent or carer looking for support for the child in your care? Maybe you’ve been surprised by your own strong and complex emotions that seem to have been stirred up by parenting? One of the greatest privileges in my work is to support families working through past and present hurts to nurture understanding and deepen relationships. I work collaboratively with parents and carers to figure out what approach is best suited to your family’s needs right now. I also specialise in Jungian-informed sandplay therapy, which is suitable for individual clients of all ages and backgrounds.
0117 456 5018 View 0117 456 5018
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Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
I help clients process trauma from abuse, stress, bullying, divorce, relationship break down, and loss.
Modern living can be hard and while we hope that we will be able to cope if we’re feeling low, anxious or distressed; sometimes coping just isn’t enough. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you find structure and stability when things feel chaotic. It can help when it feels like no one around you understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense; or if you no longer feel that you're in control.
I help clients process trauma from abuse, stress, bullying, divorce, relationship break down, and loss.
Modern living can be hard and while we hope that we will be able to cope if we’re feeling low, anxious or distressed; sometimes coping just isn’t enough. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you find structure and stability when things feel chaotic. It can help when it feels like no one around you understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense; or if you no longer feel that you're in control.
0117 325 4331 View 0117 325 4331
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.