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Dealing with Grief – Counselling in Preston

Are you looking for Grief Counselling in Preston?

Grief counselling is a special type of counselling that involves supporting people who have experienced losing a loved one. This counselling helps them work through their grief as well as learning coping mechanisms to help them when they find themselves alone.

Grief counselling is recommended for all ages, who feels their loss is overwhelming and their life is being badly affected by grief.

Understanding Grief

Grief is an emotional response to the death of a loved one. Grief can simply be described as sadness, though it’s not quite as simple as that. Grief is a progression of different emotions and feelings that include shock and/or numbness, anxiety, anger and sadness. It can take a long time for someone who is grieving to progress through several different emotions, though a person’s experience of grief is always unique.

Some may experience emotions that are not specific to grief. This is perfectly normal. There is no set procedure for dealing with grief, however if someone’s response is unusual or there is an obvious lack of emotional response (denial can be very powerful and affect people’s reality), or an emotional response so overwhelming that it begins to affect a person’s employment, education or personal relationships then it may be best to employ a counsellor. We recommend Cheryl King who is a highly qualified and experienced practitioner in grief counselling.

Stages of Grief

Though there is no given schedule for grief, it has been shown that the bereaved go through a certain model of grief.

This is called the Kubler-Ross model of grief, which developed after Elizabeth Kubler-Ross investigated this cycle in many grieving individuals. It describes grief as a five stage process which include: denial, anger, bargaining depression and acceptance.

However, this does not mean that all bereaved individuals will experience all stages, or that any of these stages will be experienced in the same way, or in the same order. It does however help others make sense of grief, but those experiencing grief themselves should simply go with what they are feeling and not worry about how they are perceived by others.

Grief Counselling

Grief counselling, whether it be a one-to-one with a counsellor such as Cheryl King or in a group setting, aims to help an individual explore their grief in a safe environment.

Turning to grief counselling after the loss of a loved one is not an admission of weakness, but instead it demonstrates the strength and self-awareness of the individual to seek help when it is needed.

Call Cheryl King Counselling Associates now on 07838 245395 if you need help with your grief.

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