Bereavement & Loss

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel. You might feel a lot of emotions at once, or feel you're having a good day, then you wake up and feel worse again. Powerful feelings can come unexpectedly. You can be fine one moment and feel that you can cope, then suddenly feel helpless.

These feelings are all perfectly normal. Give yourself time – these feelings will pass. Talking and sharing your feelings with someone can help. You don't have to go through this alone. For some people, relying on family and friends is the best way to cope. If you don't feel you can talk to them much – perhaps it's because they're grieving too. 

Bereavement counselling can give you the time and space to talk about your feelings, including the person who has died, your relationship, family, work, fears and the future.