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Grief and Loss Counselling

Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor.

  • 1 h
  • 138 New Zealand dollars
  • Marlborough Community Centre

Service Description

Death, divorce, the end of relationships, social and financial "falls", and the collapse of hopes of all kinds are accompanied by intense emotional experiences, whether we like it or not. These experiences are difficult to bear and often encompass conscious and hidden feelings ranging from grief and sadness to anger, despair, and guilt. The emotions associated with loss are so strong that they affect our ability to think and make decisions, sometimes regardless of erudition and intellectual baggage. Sometimes these events change us for years or even forever. Sometimes we try to force things, speed up the healing and not know the nature of the reaction to the loss, and we can delay the recovery and provoke the development of psychosomatic disorders. In my work with grief and loss, I use the concept of J. William Worden. At the heart of this concept are four tasks to complete and to cope with grief and loss: • Acknowledge the loss. • Experience the pain of loss. • Establish an environment in which there is a sense of absence or loss. • Build a new relationship with the object of loss and continue to live. These tasks are solved consistently regardless of the grief stage and can be resolved through counselling or therapy. Grief counselling aims to facilitate mourning the recently bereaved so that the mourner better adapts to the loss. In grief therapy, the goal is to identify and resolve the conflicts of separation that preclude the completion of mourning tasks in individuals whose grief is chronic, delayed, excessive, or masked as physical symptoms. Grief therapy is most appropriate in situations that fall into one or more of these four categories: • The complicated grief reaction is manifested as prolonged grief. • It manifests as delayed grief. • It manifests as an exaggerated grief response. • It manifests through some masked somatic or behavioral symptoms. Sessions usually are 50 minutes in length and arranged to fit your schedule. If you are in Blenheim or Marlborough region, please, come to my office. For those living outside Marlborough, New Zealand, we can arrange a Zoom, Google Meet, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, or What's App video chat. It saves your time and is convenient, affordable, and confidential. I offer short-term solution-focused therapy and long-term therapy. Get in touch by email: I accept bookings when 100% prepayment is made.

Cancellation Policy

With cancellations, there is no charge with three working days’ notice or longer. Less than 3 days but up to 2 days there is a charge of 50% and if one days’ notice or less is given the full fee is charged, unless under extraordinary circumstances. Thank you in advance!

Contact Details

  • 25 Alfred Street, Blenheim, New Zealand

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