Grief counselling

Losing someone can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life.

There can be a tremendous amount of pain, sadness, and distress that comes with losing someone we care about.

Our team of compassionate therapists can provide support and guidance to help you navigate this difficult time.

What we know about grief

It’s natural

Grief is a natural and normal response to loss; everyone experiences it differently. Some people may feel sadness, anger, or numbness, while others may feel a sense of relief or guilt.

It can be more than death

We can experience grief from the ending of a relationship, a move, a new job, or the ending of a specific time in our life. Grief is not just experienced with death.

It’s not linear

Grief is not a linear process and does not have a set timeline. It can come in waves, and you may experience moments of intense emotion even years after the loss. It’s important to give yourself time and space to grieve in your own way.

Getting help helps

Seeking support from loved ones or a mental health professional can help you navigate through the grief process. Talking about your feelings and memories can help you process your emotions and find meaning in the loss.

How grief counselling can help you

Processing - Working with a therapist can help you process what happened and the complex emotions related to the loss, including sadness, anger, guilt, or anxiety.

Non-judgemental space - When speaking with friends and family is not enough, therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to talk about their feelings and memories related to the loss.

Self-care - Therapists can help develop self-care strategies to take care for your physical and emotional health during this difficult time.

Acceptance - Therapy can help us lean into our feelings and integrate them into accepting our new reality in a healthy, adaptive way.

Tips for coping with grief

01

Be patient with yourself

Grieving is a process that takes time, and there is no set timeline for healing. Allow yourself to feel your emotions and take things one day at a time.

02

Maintain your physical health

Grief can have physical symptoms, such as fatigue, changes in appetite, and difficulty sleeping. It’s important to take care of your physical health during this time by eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest.

03

Connect with others

Reach out to family and friends for support, or consider joining a grief support group. Remind yourself you are not alone.

04

Reach out for support

You don’t need to cope with grief on your own. Putting your hand up and asking for help can be hard but it can make a big difference.

Helplines that can help with grief

Griefline

1300 845 745

Griefline provides free and confidential counselling and support to people experiencing grief and loss across Australia

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

Call or chat online with a counsellor at any time, 24/7.

Get in touch

Reach out to us today to get help with grief.