Grief and Loss Counseling
Grief is a huge part of life. It is about reconciling the realities of what we’ve known with what is today. Losing someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. We want to help you cope with the pain you are feeling so you can come to terms with your loss in the most healthy way.
Grief and loss experience
Loss of a friend
Unexpected or traumatic loss
Loss of a child
Loss of a parent
Loss of a spouse
Loss a of a sibling
Signs of grief
Crying is a well-accepted and well-recognized sign of grief.
Additional signs of grief may include:
Questioning the purpose of life and your beliefs
Feelings of detachment or numbness
Feeling worry, anxiety and/or guilt
Feeling frustration and/or anger
Changes in sleep habits
Changes in behavior including self-isolation
Changes in eating habits
Physical symptoms (e.g. pain, fatigue, headaches)
Increased levels of stress
Our approach to grief
Grief is not a linear process. In fact, it is an ongoing and cumulative process. This means that when you are mourning the loss of someone or something, such as a relationship, you are experiencing grief in your current situation but it also compounded by your previous experiences. As such, you may find yourself experiencing a range of thoughts and feelings depending on your circumstances.
Our approach focuses on helping our clients move through the five stages of grief as researched and documented by Elisabeth Kubler Ross.
Grief doesn’t end but it changes. Things can get better and we are here to help you through the process.