If you have experienced the death of someone who was very important to you, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the massive changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up – your beliefs, your self-perception, and even your sense of reality.
Grief is a natural response to loss. There is no standard time limit and there is no right or wrong way to feel during the bereavement period – everyone copes in their own way.
Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you’re experiencing will never let up. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. Sometimes, grief can turn into something more serious – like depression.
While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.
I have many years of experience counseling clients with grief and loss issues – providing support during these very difficult times and helping them to adjust to their new lives with all its changes.