Most people need support following a bereavement, and often family, friends and community can fill this need.
The death of someone close can be a devastating experience. Losing a loved one, can affect you profoundly, and can be overwhelming. You might feel:
Perhaps you may experience some, all or none of the above. Or perhaps you are experiencing something else. Your bereavement is unique to you.
All of these feelings and reactions are natural, but the intensity may leave you feeling you are not managing everyday life in the way you would like, and counselling can help.
Talking in confidence, to a professional, who is impartial, non-judgemental and has specific expertise, can be the easiest and most effective way of receiving support. It may be helpful to talk to someone who is not emotionally involved but is there to listen and care.
The pain of grief may be eased through counselling: Talking may bring relief: In counselling, you may better understand your feelings and reactions: You might look at your problems in different ways: Counselling can help you to adjust to your new life situation and identify additional available support.
There is no right or wrong time to seek counselling. Its never too early or too late.