What is Grief Counselling?

One of the most excruciating forms of loss any person can experience is that of a loved one. Sometimes the loss is sudden and unexpected, other times it comes as the result of chronic suffering. Either way, some individuals require help processing not only the pain, but the lifestyle change that this loss brings with it.

Grief and loss may be associated with the death of a loved one; the complete breakdown and separation from a loved one or the end of any kind of relationship.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are myriad emotions associated with loss, and no one can tell you that the way you are dealing with them is right or wrong.

Grief counselling is aimed at helping clients cope with loss, and mourn, while helping them to live a life that is not totally consumed by grief.

One of the sad consequences of any kind of loss is the change that this brings in everyday life. The purpose of grief counselling is to assist the client in expressing the range of emotions they are feeling; from sad and alone, to angry and rejected. Grief counselling allows the client to express these feelings in a safe environment, and then work through them so that they may again function.

Therapy also aids in imparting new coping techniques for the client, for those inevitable moments in the future when the grief starts to feel overwhelming again.

Family Therapy is useful for those needing to support and understand those experiencing extreme loss.

Can Grief Counselling Help Me Cope With My Loss?

Grief counselling will help you come to terms with your loss, and enable you to move through all the complex feelings and give you the support you need.

Anyone who has experienced loss recently, or in the past, should consider grief counselling if this sense of loss has not been resolved.

If the loss was particularly traumatic, trauma therapy can also be considered, and sometimes marriage counselling or Family Counselling can also help by equipping your family, friends and partners with the tools to provide you with the love and support you need.

Grief Counselling in South Africa

Grief counselling aims to assist the client in dealing with the pain of loss by focusing on specific areas where this loss has impacted everyday life, identifying strategies to help the client cope while allowing them to find meaning in their life without being overwhelmed by a sense of loss, and by providing a safe environment where the client can express and process these feelings.

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Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.

Anne Roiphe

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