Grief is the feeling and sense of loss we experience after the death of someone we care about.
We can experience a wide range of emotions including sadness, loneliness, anger, guilt and anxiety. It is very common to also experience distressing physical symptoms. There is no right or wrong way to feel and grieve. We all process things in different ways and our relationship with the person that has died is unique.
Bereavement can often leave us feeling confused, lonely, afraid and affects our sense of who we are. It can effect many of our other relationships as people adjust to a world that feels very different.
It is important to give yourself time to grieve, there is no timescale for how we should be feeling and we are often pressured by society and can feel that we are unable to truly express our sadness to those around us.
Bereavement counselling provides a safe and supportive space for you to express and understand the painful feelings and emotions you may be experiencing and it often helps to reduce the internal distress that you may have about the way that you feel.