Bereavement Counselling Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire CBT for Grief and Loss can support you through difficult times.
Are you facing issues of loss and grief? For example, the death of a loved one, miscarriage or abortion, end of a relationship, change in a relationship, children moving out, personal illness, disability or injury, your own impending death, job loss or moving home, death of a pet, lost event or object. Are you going through a tough time? Bereavement counselling and CBT at Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre Aberdeen can help you cope with the sense of loss, manage painful emotions and make careful adjustments.
Why is it important to manage bereavement, grief and loss?
Possibilities is the main alternative centre for helping you with your bereavement.
Bereavement, grief and loss and the associated emotional pain and suffering is something we will all experience during the course of our life. A significant loss often involves a ripple of several losses. For example, in terms of changes in relationships, aspirations for the future and grief about what could have been. This can be very difficult.
Sometimes the grief is overwhelming; therefore, it can be hard to navigate a way forward. We can find ourselves very stuck and confused. Also, we might experience ambivalence about moving forward and an understandable reluctance in response to encouragements, such as: "it's time to let go and get on with your life". We may fear losing the precious remnant of connection that the pain provides.
When complicated by your reactions to it, the bereavement process can seriously compromise your well-being, interfere with family and other relationships plus break-down your motivation to go on.
"Death ends a life, not a relationship." Jack Lemmon.
Isn't bereavement and grief normal?
Bereavement occurs when we experience grief and loss. When we lose someone or something, it is normal to feel sadness, anger and guilt and some form of grieving or mourning process. Some people feel guilty because they just feel numb or nothing or there is no experience of any grief process.
Although there may be common themes between people, contrary to popular belief, more recent research suggests that the grief process does not require that we pass through predictable stages. Therefore, your experience of the loss is a unique experience for you.
Traditional Grief Counselling May Not Help You?
Research suggests that between 10 to 15 percent of bereaved people experience an intense, prolonged sadness arising from longing for the deceased, to the extent that their overall health can be impaired, they withdraw socially, become depressed and sometimes suicidal.
In these situations, there is growing recognition that traditional grief counselling may not help. However, people with prolonged grief can be helped by other contemporary approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
When should you seek Bereavement Counselling?
You should consider seeking bereavement counselling when you are experiencing difficulty managing your grief and sense of loss and and it is interfering with your life and adversely affecting your relationships.
How might Bereavement Counselling and CBT for Grief and Loss help?
Bereavement counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for grief and loss can help you feel more able to cope with your situation, adapt to your new circumstamces, and develop continuing bonds.
Many people feel a great sense of relief talking about their grief and loss in a safe and confidential way. Sometimes it is just too difficult to talk with family and friends about what you are experiencing.
Counselling can also help you to develop conscious choices, better coping strategies and address associated issues.
In addition to bereavement counselling for individuals, we also provide bereavement counselling for couples and family therapy.
How do you make an appointment?
To make an appointment for Grief Counselling or CBT or to make an inquiry, please contact Tracey Johnston, Clinical Director
or email (please click on email link): firstname.lastname@example.org
All communications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.
Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre
14 - 20 John Street