What Is Bereavement?
It is never easy when someone close to us passes away, with strong, and sometimes complicated, emotions being a common experience during this process. Sometimes these strong feelings can affect us in a number of areas, such as concentration, motivation, social interaction and work performance to name but a few. When this happens, it can lead to an even greater level of emotional distress.
Grief is a unique process for each person and does not follow a set sequence or timetable and, as such, difficulties can either arise immediately, or wax and wane over a prolonged period of time. For some the grief process may be relatively short lived before establishing an adjustment to their new set of circumstances, while for others there may be ongoing struggles with this adjustment.
Symptoms of Bereavement
Shock and disbelief
Feeling emotionally numb
Changes in appetite
When To Get Help For Bereavement?
If you grief is impacting your ability to live your everyday life in a way that feels most healthy, then it’s recommended to seek out help sooner rather than later. No matter how long you’ve been grieving, it is never too late to start talk therapy. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, then get in touch to set up an appointment.
Having a neutral space to talk about one’s feelings and experiences when bereaved is can be immense value. A person’s natural supports such as friends and family are very important during periods of bereavement and grief; however, these people are often impacted themselves by the loss of a loved one. When this happens, sometimes our normal supports may not be available to support us in the same way they normally would.
Talking with one our qualified clinicians if you are experiencing difficulties related to bereavement can therefore by a very helpful and healing experience. Our clinicians recognise that every bereavement involves unique people with a unique set of circumstances and so will provide an individually tailored approach to bereavement counselling. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and are struggling with this please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our clinicians have years of experience and can explore any area in which you are having difficulties.