Kate Heavey BA (Hons) FdSc BACP (Accredited) - Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ripley near Guildford and Woking in Surrey
The aim of this page is to give you a small insight into possible feelings and symptoms that you may experience as a result of a loss and/or bereavement and for you to know you need not suffer alone.
The loss or death of someone close can be a shock and temporarily shatter your world. Many factors can affect your mourning and grief process such as age, religious beliefs, who the person was to you and how attached you were to them (or not). If a death is involved, the way the person died can have a huge effect on your grief process. Please know there is no 'right' or 'normal' way to experience grief and your experience is absolutely right for you.
Feelings of loss can include :-
Yearning / pining
Emancipation (feeling of being set free)
Physical symptoms of loss can include :-
Hollowness in stomach
Tightness in chest / throat
Oversensitivity to noise
A sense of depersonalisation ('I walk down the street and nothing seems real, including me').
Weakness in muscles
Lack of memory
There can be a sense of denial....you know the person is not in your life anymore, or has died, yet you find it impossible to accept you will never see, touch or hear their voice again which can be extremely hard to come to terms with.
Although grief is a universal natural reaction to loss it can be stressful and painful. Counselling provides a space for you to talk freely about what is happening for you without being judged and without being 'moved on'. We live in a fast moving world and people can expect you to 'get over it' without having processed your feelings.
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross states "the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths." Inspirational!
KATE HEAVEY BA (Hons) BACP (Accredited) - COUNSELLOR / PSYCHOTHERAPIST IN RIPLEY NEAR GUILDFORD AND WOKING OFFERING COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN SURREY