Are you feeling unsure about what's 'normal' when grieving? Does your grief feel like it's getting worse?
Is there no-one else who understands? Has everyone else 'moved on' whilst you're left longing for the one person that would understand?
Is your mind stuck replaying distressing memories? Or thoughts about what you could or should have done differently?
Whether you're grieving the loss of a spouse or partner, a parent, or a child I will help you to understand what's 'normal' in grief and bereavement and what to expect as time goes on. I offer practical strategies to help you address the challenges you're experiencing. And, a place to talk about the things you can't discuss anywhere else.
Are you feeling unsure about how best to support children, parents, or others who are grieving?
Are you grieving in different ways and finding it hard to move forward as a family whilst remembering and honouring the person who died?
Do you find yourself struggling to manage complicated family relationships? Are there tensions and arguments about wills and inheritance?
Often each member of a family can have different ways of managing their grief. I can help you to identify strategies to support others and to manage difficult relationships. I provide counselling to adults, children and teenagers. I also meet with couples and families to help them to find ways to talk about and manage their grief.
Since 2009 I have specialised in providing grief counselling to:
As well as everything I've learnt from my training and research, I'm able to offer you all that I've learnt from speaking to hundreds of people experiencing grief and bereavement. They have shared with me what life is really like after someone dies. And, the ways in which they've navigated the emotional, mental, social, practical and spiritual challenges that follow.
Some people use counselling as a space to reflect on their concerns to find their own solutions. Others want to learn techniques or strategies to help them to cope better with the challenges they are facing. I believe in tailoring the way I work to meet your needs. To enable me to be as effective as possible in the support I provide I draw upon a range of counselling theory and skills including acceptance and commitment therapy, gestalt therapy, positive psychology, strengths-based practice, narrative therapy, radical exposure tapping, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, hypnotherapy and schema therapy.
Suite 2, 81 Alexander Street, Crows Nest New South Wales 2065, Australia