Death of a spouse or partner
Sometimes relationship counselling involves dealing with the death of a loved one. It can be a major life challenge to adapt to the death of a spouse or death of your partner.
People coming to The Grove for bereavement counselling often say that they are struggling to come to terms with their grief. It can be hard to deal with the powerful feelings that come after being bereaved:
- Overwhelming sadness and loss
- Difficulty in accepting that the loved one has actually gone
- Sense of injustice or unfairness
- Fear for the future
- Sometimes some relief (perhaps after illness or relationship difficulties)
It’s very common to seek help after losing someone close to you. Being bereaved can be one of the most stressful and difficult experiences in life.
All the therapists at The Grove are skilled and experienced in helping to support you deal with bereavement. They can help you map your feelings and see how you are travelling through the common stages of dealing with loss:
Loss and sadness
Anger and resentment
Exploration of next steps
Commitment to moving on with life
Just by coming to bereavement counselling can give you space to process what is happening for you. The advantage of speaking to one of our therapists [link to Our team page] is that they are an impartial professional, focusing on supporting you. This can be a very different and more helpful experience than talking to friends and family – who are well-meaning, but can often have their own opinions and agenda.
“I was in a very low place after the death of my husband. Family politics and the burden of dealing with probate were getting too much for me. Coming to see someone gave me time to work on how I was going to rebuild my life and let him go.”
Contact us to find out more.