After a loss, an ending or a major change, there may be practical matters to sort out, and these can take you through the first days or weeks. But sooner or later it's not unusual to feel that you've 'used up' the support of friends and family and that you should be feeling okay, getting back to normal - whereas in fact you feel that your world has been turned upside down and it's hard to know how to begin to function now.
This is when grief and mourning can become invisible to others, something to hide, and your feelings end up not getting the attention they need.
This is where I can help you.
In my personal life I have lost people I love through both sudden and expected deaths, and have worked with many people in my nursing career and as a counsellor as they too find a way through a new landscape. I trained as a psychotherapist due to my very positive experience of the support of counselling in difficult times. I have also adjusted to other life changes, and wrote a research dissertation on the growth which can arise from loss.
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, having completed a four year Masters-level integrative humanistic training with the Bridge Pastoral Foundation. Prior to this training I completed a Certificate Course in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling Skills at Reading University. I am a Registered Member of the BACP, whose Ethical Framework I adhere to. I am in regular supervision with a UKCP accredited supervisor, and am fully insured.
I have worked with adult clients in private practice and in voluntary counselling services, and with young people (11-18) in school and GP surgery settings.
This is a link to my training organisation http://www.bridgepastoral.org.uk/
and this to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, of which I am a Registered Member http://www.bacp.co.uk