Grief & Loss
What is it?
Grief is a normal response to the human experience. Everyone experiences loss at some point in their lives and each person's grieving process is unique to them. We experience loss in many forms such as divorce & separation, bereavement, diagnosis of an illness, redundancy / retirement, infertility and miscarriage.
What are the mental and physical symptoms?
We can experience many emotions throughout the grieving process which can cause us additional stress such as anger, sadness, guilt, shame, numbness, depression, loneliness, helplessness, fear, anxiety and a loss of our identity. Grief and Loss can also manifest through physical symptoms such as a tightness in the chest and throat, breathlessness, a heaviness in the stomach, a hypersensitivity to noise and a lack of energy. It can also interfere with our everyday life through sleep disturbance, dreams, a lack of appetite and social withdrawal. It's not unusual to feel 'stuck' in our grief and to feel overwhelmed by the degree of emotions we go through.
How can I overcome it?
I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where you can openly identify and express your feelings. I will support you as you navigate your way through the different stages of your grieving process.