When someone close to you dies, it can take time to believe accept that the person, is not coming back. The pain can be overwhelming, everything may seem pointless. Complicating factors such as suddenness of it and financial worries can make the loss even harder to bear. Especially when you may have depended on this person, had so much yet to say or do with / for this person.
Other losses can have a dramatic affect on us also. Our lifestyle may change abruptly following separation or divorce or loss of a job. We can have many losses – loss of identity, health, pets, position in life and status in our community, friends and work colleagues.
Loss takes its toll on our physical mental and emotional well being and with some losses comes shame and guilt.
It can be difficult to put our life together again following a significant loss. The world can feel a very strange place. How can others smile and laugh while we feel so sad. Counselling and psychotherapy can help in supporting you to as you express your grief fully- to say all you want to say can begin the process of healing. You don’t have to do it alone.