Grief and Loss
Whether the loss of a loved one, a beloved pet, an important role, or health, there is no definitive right or wrong way to grieve. Grieving is not a passive process, it is hard, active work and as much as we may try to distract ourselves from our feelings, grief has a tendency to vie continually for our attention. I would be privileged to be by your side, so we can work together to bring about resolution. If you are experiencing grief that is preventing you from living life, it is important to seek support, counselling can help you.
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“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life” – Anne Roiphe
Whether the loss is a loved on, a beloved pet, an important role, or health, there is no definitive right or wrong way to grieve.
Once we experience loss we are never the same. The process of grieving is not so much about accepting the loss as it is accepting the change that your life will not be the same again. The feelings of anger, sadness, fear, guilt, disbelief, anxiety or even depression can keep us from returning to a full life. Grief and loss can also affect physical health. More than feelings of sadness, it can be a struggle to eat, sleep or function properly.
It is common to feel as though your feelings of grief and loss can never be understood. After all, no one had a connection to your loved one in the way you did. Maybe you fear opening up, concerned that the flood of emotions will submerge you? While the grief you feel is extremely personal, it is, at the same time, quite universal. And while I can never fully understand your pain, I have loved and experienced loss myself, which allows me to connect on a human level as we work through your feelings on your terms and in your own time.