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Counselling / Coaching support for Grief and Bereavement
Grief and bereavement support deals specifically with the issues of grief and loss, and other related symptoms. These often include depression, anger, anxiety or stress.
Grief can occur as a result of many types of loss, including:
It is a common misconception that grief is specifically caused by the death of a loved one. As the above indicates, there are a wider range of causes, although death remains the most commonly mentioned example.
Common symptoms of Grief and bereavement
There are a range of common symptoms and related conditions. These include:
What techniques are used in Grief and Bereavement counselling?
There are two main parts of grief and bereavement support:
1. Specific support for the effects of the grief and the loss.
2. Support for related issues.
The first is a specific set of therapeutic techniques that combine person centred counselling and pastoral counselling.
Grief counselling / coaching draws on the specific knowledge and skills formulated by specialists in the industry working with those people suffering from loss.
Part of this type of therapy is working through the natural stages of grief. This is similar to forms of traditional therapy in that the person who is grieving works through different stages before achieving recovery. This can be likened to a child developing through stages in developmental psychology.
Another part of this process can be pastoral or spiritual counselling. Some clients prefer to have secular counselling. In other words they have no particular faith and wish to use clinical methods only.
For those clients who are effected in a spiritual way, or are interested in the faith side of loss and grief, pastoral support is available. Multi-faith support is used with no emphasis placed on any one religion. All faiths are considered equal, and the client is assisted and supported where appropriate to seek healing through their own journey of discovery.
Pastoral assistance is only offered where the client wants it, it is never forced on a client and no religion is favoured.
The second area mentioned is the use of therapy to deal with related symptoms and emotions. A range of methods is available here, tailored to the needs of the individual. Some of these include:
Are all Grief Counsellors / Coaches equally qualified?
Some therapists are qualified, but only in a narrow area, e.g. just in person-centred counselling and no other modalities, this makes them inflexible and narrow in context. There are relevant nationally accredited qualifications through University Courses and ASET courses and through NVQ accreditation.
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Our Qualifications in Grief and Bereavement Support.
Stuart is the main practitioner dealing with this issue. Stuart is a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor with additional specific training in grief and bereavement counselling, and in related pastoral issues. In addition to overall professional counselling and psychotherapy qualifications, Stuart has the specific ASET Level 3 Grief and Bereavement award.
is a full member of both the National
Council of Psychotherapists (Fellow) and the National
Counsellors, Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists.
Stuart is also a full member of the international
of Professional Psychologists. He is a CNHC registered
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