Loss is the process or fact of losing something or someone. This can be loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship or loss of health. Life will never be the same again, we learn to adapt and live around our loss.
Grief is a natural process but can be devastating. Everyone experiences loss or grief differently and each has its own individual significance. Traumatic loss can occur when someone dies unexpectedly or under traumatic circumstances i.e., suicide. Grief can also become complicated when you experience accumulative losses, or your bond with the person was particularly significant. We can work together to help normalise where you are in your process.
There are a number of feelings associated with loss, such as shock, pain, anger, guilt, depression and longing. There are also stages of the grieving process we go through, for example denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. These stages don’t necessarily follow an order and we can often go to and from each. I can work with you to explore where you are at in your loss and how you are functioning in your daily life. Together we can identify your support systems, how to prepare for anniversaries and deal with reminders of your loved one.