Category Archives: Bereavement

The Stepping Stones of Grief Counselling. Helping you understand your experience.

An effective bereavement counsellor walks alongside you in your grief and in your process of mourning. As each person’s experience is an individual and complex one, so too will be the counselling journey. In his book, Grief Counselling and Grief …
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Grief Counselling : Grief and Anniversaries

Often after the death of a loved one, the question is asked, how long will the pain last? How long can I expect to feel this way? There is no one universal truth or answer. One perspective given by Therese …
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Grief after loss – There is no one right way to grieve

I see clients in my counselling practice who are feeling judged for how they are grieving. They are not just judged by others, they judge themselves harshly as well. Perhaps they are very emotional and seeking support, or maybe they …
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Caring for carers : Caring for the Dying or the Bereaved

There is a toll to pay for those who care for the dying and the bereaved. Or can carers decide whether to pay the toll? Kenneth Doka PhD in his article Caring for the Carer: The Lessons of Research (2006, …
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Death of a Parent – Supporting Children in their Journey of Grief

Parents and caregivers worry about what to tell the children after a parent dies. Whether children are asking direct questions or not, they are asking questions of themselves and trying to understand. Without the aid of adults, it is common …
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Grief and Sex

Grief and loss is a part of life, just as sex is. How we grieve is different for all of us. Just as how we approach sex and what it means for us also differs. Sex could be about comfort, …
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Death of a Loved One

You are never quite prepared for the death of a loved one. Even if you know others who have experienced the resultant grief and pain, it can never be compared to your own. Grief is an individual experience. You will …
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