Bereavement Counselling

Grief is a natural response to loss, and each individual’s experience is deeply personal and unique. In grief and bereavement therapy, my approach centers around creating a safe and compassionate space for clients to process their emotions, explore their thoughts, and find meaning in their loss. Whether you are struggling with denial, anger, guilt, or feelings of emptiness, my therapy sessions are designed to help you process your emotions, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and find a renewed sense of purpose and meaning in life. During counselling, you can talk to about the person who has died, about how their death is affecting you and how you are coping. 

Bereavement or situations of loss can lead to feelings of helplessness, anxiety and depressed or you may experience suicidal feelings . Feelings of loneliness where you might feel unseen, unheard, unvalued and uncared for. Having gone through losses myself, I understand the pain and confusion that comes with grief. My journey might be different from yours but this has helped me realise the kind of environment that is needed for people to feel truly heard, seen and be compassionately curious about who they really are. 

There are no coping strategies that can take the pain away, but, we can work together to take steps to sooth your pain, find meaning through your loss and make your grieving process easier to move through moving forward with grief . No one can understand your grief but yourself.

Grief & Loss Counselling

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering we feel when something or someone we love is taken away from us. Any loss can cause grief. Whatever your loss, it's personal to you, and we experience grief in our own unique ways. There is no wrong or right way to grieve and unfortunately there is no quick fix.

Grief is one of the hardest parts of the human experience. It looks and feels different for everyone, and it’s hard to know how to cope when there’s no one right way. You may not always feel like you know how to grieve, but your body does. When someone dies you might experience many losses.

Part of grieving is about recognizing what you have lost, and loss comes with many changes that are not always immediately visible. Grief is often described as the process of healing from the wound. If the conditions are right then wounds will heal naturally in time. Sometimes, though, it is too painful to acknowledge or tend to a wound, and so time does not always heal in the way we would hope. If a wound is left unattended then it can become infected, and the pain of grief worsens. An infected wound needs to be cared for in order for it to heal.

Talking about what happened, and how you feel is a way of tending to your grief and helping it to heal. It does not make the injury go away. A serious injury leaves a scar. However, as time and life goes on, it becomes a part of you, and no longer hurts in the same way. No length of time can erase our loved ones from our hearts, Instead as times goes on, you learn to grow around your grief. 


Tips for Coping with Grief

  1. Do not grieve alone It’s vital that you stay connected with others during this time. Share your grief with others who can relate. Work through your difficult emotions in a safe setting.
  2. Take good care of yourself It can be easy to forget about our own needs when grieving. Eat, sleep, and exercise to avoid adding physical fatigue to your emotional fatigue. Be patient with yourself and allow yourself to feel whatever you feel. let your friends and family know you’ll need extra support
  3. Seek professional grief counselling Not everyone will need the services of a counsellor or therapist during their grieving period, but it can be very helpful for those who are really struggling. A qualified professional can help you understand the grief process and give you the tools you need to cope with your emotions.

Counselling For Depression

Depression is a common mental disorder. It involves a depressed mood or loss of pleasure or interest in activities for long periods of time. Depression is different from regular mood changes and feelings about everyday life. It can affect all aspects of life, including relationships with family, friends and community.


You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn't worth living. More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.


Psychotherapy can help people with depression to:

  • Pinpoint life events that contribute to their depression and help them find ways to change, accept or adapt to those situations
  • Set realistic goals for the future
  • Identify distorted thought processes or unhelpful behaviours that contribute to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Develop skills to cope with symptoms and problems, and identify or prevent future episodes of depression

Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety is a common human experience, our body’s natural response to stress. Anxiety is often described as a feeling of fear or unease and it’s something everyone experiences at times. A certain level of anxiety is normal. It helps us to avoid dangerous situations and makes us alert and motivated to deal with problems.

Anxiety becomes a mental health disorder when it occurs regularly and at any time, and produces prolonged symptoms of stress that affects a person’s quality of life. If a person responds with anxiety to events or threats that do not pose a realistic danger, the condition can enter a cycle where everything becomes a potential crisis. In these situations, the person becomes incapable of functioning normally in daily life.

The way people think influences the way they approach demanding, stressful events, and the way they react when facing these situations. For people experiencing anxiety, this thinking is often characterised by negative thoughts that can develop into a cycle that is difficult to break out of.
To effectively manage anxiety, it's essential to understand why it occurs in the first place. It can have multiple causes, and pinpointing them can be the first step toward finding relief.


Our past experiences can put fear on us with messages that what happened before might happen again, so your fear is that the same thing will happen again leading you to feel really anxious. In reality although this has happened before the present situation might be different situation and different time in your life. The likelihood of this happening again in the exact same way is very low. Your brain doesn't know this unless you tell it! Remind yourself of the reality rather than listening to the anxious thoughts that plague you. It takes practice and time to rebuild this relationship with your anxious mind. The more we run away from anxiety, the worse it gets. In order to live our lives more freely we have to face our fear.
We cannot control our thoughts coming into our minds, but we can control how we choose to respond to them, looking at 'why' the same anxious thoughts are reoccurring and dominating your life. Some days will be harder than others but knowing that you have some support can go a long way to helping you overcome anxiety.