Children experience the same feelings of pain, sadness, anxiety, anger and guilt as adults after the loss of a significant person in their lives. They may also be confused by what has happened and how they are feeling, however, they may show these feelings in different ways.
Children can benefit from the opportunity to receive support from someone who is outside their immediate family and who is skilled in working with children. This can relieve them of the fear of causing additional distress to family members.
They are given the space to express their feelings, and to make sense of the death and all the changes it has brought about in their world.
Our counsellors are trained to work on bereavement issues with all children and teenagers.
While the content of counselling sessions is confidential, whenever a child is seen, we also work with the adults who care for them to support their care, as seems most appropriate in each family.
JBCS supports schools and youth groups with bereavement issues.
For further information or to arrange counselling please contact us.