Grief & Loss

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We assist clients to deal with the loss of a loved one or a patient/client, and/or the grief and loss associated with significant life events such as the end of a relationship. Research shows individuals also experience grief reactions in response to other life events such as the loss of physical function or significant injury or disability.

Grief is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, but it is varied and different for different people.

We may experience intense feelings such as:

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Disbelief
  • Panic
  • Relief
  • Numbness
It can also affect our thinking, for example; we may think we will never get over this, or we may think we are going crazy. Sometimes grief can cause difficulty in sleeping and can lead to physical symptoms.
 

When people grieve they are coming to terms with what has changed in their lives. Following loss the grieving person has to re-learn the world and themselves because everything has changed. It is not unusual for grief to be felt over an extended period of time, even for many years.

Everyone grieves in his or her own way and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Some people do not show their grief in public, but only express it in private. Some people are open and expressive with their grief, crying, and wanting to talk, whilst others are more private and may be reluctant to talk and prefer to keep busy.

If you would like to speak to someone or organise an appointment with one of our experienced psychologists, please contact us today.

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