WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
AND WHO IS IT FOR?...
We realise that seeking counselling, perhaps for the first time, is not an easy decision. Perhaps you have discussed your loss with your local GP who referred you or we have been recommended by a third party who might have benefitted from our specialist support....
Putting Personal Recovery at the Heart of what we do...
"TRAGEDY BEGINS WHEN SILENCE IS NOT UNDERSTOOD" Henry David Thoreau
Grief has a unique pathway for each one of us: a profound sense of isolation and loss, a degree of shock and numbness, or of sheer disbelief.
We may struggle with a period of great suffering and despondency as the reality or trauma sinks in. At times, we may come to believe that we can’t cope with life, that we will never be able to adjust. At others, we may experience a very gradual willingness to engage with the world once more, however tentatively.
We all move through different stages of grieving at our own pace. We may need help from others but also time and space to absorb how we are feeling and to make sense of our experiences.
Grief may also affect our physical health. Some common sensations may be: tiredness, sleeplessness, nightmares, panic attacks, flashbacks, impaired functioning, a 'fuzzy' mind with loss of memory and concentration, etc. We may also experience dizziness, palpitations, nausea, stomach ache, muscular tension which may lead to headaches, neck and back aches and alterations in level of sexual interest.
If concerned about any of these symptoms,
or if they are worsening, please consult your GP