Bereavement Treatment: Talk to Someone

Managing Bereavement

It’s completely natural to feel strong emotions when suffering a loss, and if you are finding this challenging to manage on your own, you do have options.

Talk to people you can trust

Sharing how you feel with someone you trust can really help to manage your feelings of grief – even if that person does not know who or what caused you loss.

Counselling and psychotherapy (also known as “Talking therapy”)

Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends. Someone who is trained specifically to provide non judgemental support.

During talking therapy, a trained counsellor or therapist listens to you and supports you.

The space they give you is yours. You can talk, cry, shout or just think in a controlled environment, with someone who’ll respect you and your opinions.

Sessions are usually one-to-one but can sometimes be held in groups, such as with relationship counselling. They’ll usually be done face-to-face, telephone or over video all of which is included as part of Paranimo.

Although there are lots of different types of talking therapy, they all have a similar aim: to help you feel better.

Find out more about types of therapy.

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