Grief and Loss


“Hello”, is inevitably followed by “goodbye”.  Loss and grief are the only experiences in life we are guaranteed to encounter.  This includes our own goodbye.

Although it is useful to know about the five stages of grief namely, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, there are really no rules about what you should feel or for how long.

Certain losses, such as the loss of a child or miscarriage or suicide, can be particularly painful losses that raise complex emotions. Partners, families and friends all have their own responses that may or may not be the same as yours. Well-meant advice can add to the distress and sense of isolation.

The advantage of counselling is that the only grieving person in the room is you. Sharing with a counsellor doesn’t make the pain and loss go away but through the process of sharing, it can become a bearable experience in your life.