Grief and loss are unavoidable over a lifetime. Relationships get severed whether by the death of a loved one, separation/divorce and even loved ones moving to a different region.
Adapting to grief/loss, may be a natural and unavoidable process: however, counsellors are trained to help sufferers understand the “stages of grief” and the associated feelings like ‘guilt’ and ‘anger’ that often are a part of that process.
Everyone deals with grief differently; sometimes it requires being alone and expressing your feelings; sometimes it is better to share your feelings with someone who understands.
The belief that you “should” be able to get through this by yourself “like everyone else” can make a difficult time much worse. As was previously stated, “everyone deals with grief differently”, and there is no shame in seeking help from professionals who understand the process, can help with “feeling safe” to express your feelings, and can help you get back to embracing life when you are ready.
Grief counselling can also be a proactive approach when sudden tragic events happen. An unfortunate example is when a child is killed… grief counsellors are immediately sent to the school of that child to help classmates and staff deal with the tragic news.
Grief counselling is not just for children, in fact, anybody, male or female, at any stage of life, may be able to benefit from professional help, even years after the grievous event occurred. In fact, we have seen situations where grief counselling was beneficial in helping another support the grieving person.
If you would like to discuss the benefits of grief counselling for yourself or a loved one, it costs nothing to inquire…
You can contact our Intake Co-ordinator at 709 754 2068 or via our Service Inquiry Form.