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Grief Counselling Melbourne
Grief is a natural response to the loss of something or someone in our lives. Losing someone to death is typically how we consider grief, however moments of loss are forever present. Grief may result from:
- job loss
- death of a pet
- shift in financial security
- death of a person
- moving house
- life not turning out how we had imagined
- relationship collapse
- moving schools
- significant life transitions
Regardless of our age or stage in life, loss and associated grief, affects children just as much as adults. No loss is insignificant and there are times in our lives when we may find ourselves more affected by loss than perhaps we are able to make sense of. Grief counselling can help.
Coping with Grief
How we sit with loss often informs how we experience grief. Grief is a very individual and personal response to loss. There are a lot of ways in which grief can affect us. Some common expressions of grief can include:
- depressive symptoms
- physical pain
- sleeping problems
- shift in eating patterns
- destructive behaviours
- poor concentration
- problems with school or work performance
- becoming easily upset
- ‘switching’, acting as if the loss has not happened
- becoming fearful
- anger or aggression
- self blaming
- sense of isolation
- struggling in relationships
Sometimes the grief can become more than we know how to deal with and can begin to interfere with our capacity to function in life.
If you or someone you know is struggling in their loss, grief counselling can help.
Help with Grief and Loss
The Grove Counselling & Therapy in St Kilda offers support and guidance for those who are experiencing grief and loss. Our counsellors help clients gently acknowledge and come into relationship with their loss, in a way that enables a re-engagement with life.
Whilst there are 7 typical stages of grief often described – shock, denial, bargaining, guilt, anger, depression and hope - grief can have many faces and is not linear in its expression.
Perhaps someone in your life is facing the end of life. Even prior to their death you and they can experience pre-emptive grief.
There are other times when people find themselves stalled in particular expression of grief and until the loss is gently yet actively acknowledged, they may find that they struggle to move through the grief. This experience is known as complicated grief.
In finding ways to gently acknowledge your experience of grief, we will help you find life in your loss.
Our approach to grief therapy varies from client to client. Depending on the client, the therapy may come in the form of art therapy, expressive therapies, sand play, wholebody focusing oriented therapy or even more traditional talk therapy.
Grief therapy is a very gentle process, often inviting a collaborative approach to the work. This can be particularly useful when we are supporting family members experiencing loss. At The Grove Counselling & Therapy we offer a confidential setting, in which you can openly explore how loss is affecting your life and your relationships.
At The Grove Counselling and Therapy we help our clients meet grief and discover new ways way to live with loss. We’re here to support you as you find your way forward in life.
Are you currently feeling overwhelmed in your grief? Do you have a loved one who is struggling to cope with a loss? If so, contact us at The Grove Counselling & Therapy for a confidential consultation on 03-9532-4567 or book a session via our Online BOOKING service.