I believe the mourning process is entirely individual. Not only that, but it also depends on a whole host of factors, our personality, our relationship with the person, the circumstances of the death or loss, to name but a few. In other words - we cannot predict how we will behave, how long we will feel the way we feel - each loss and reaction is different and unique.
Not everybody passes through the stages of grieving in the same way and some may find it hard to even start. I work to support people, helping them to reach an acceptance while working through the physical and emotional pain of loss that ultimately leads to freedom and the ability to move forward.
Alongside this approach, I incorporate various techniques to keep you gain control and remain focused. Crying is important and to deny, repress or inhibit this very human emotion can delay a healthy resolution of the grieving process. However, sometimes crying in public or in front of people can be equally stressful, so I will help you work through techniques which will allow you to get through the day but at the same time allow you to get in touch with your feelings and loss and eventually a positive freedom for the future.
BSc (Hons) Psychology,
Diploma Clinical and Pastoral Counselling
I have been working in the area of stress management since the early 1990's providing an individualised approach to ease the effects of life stresses on the emotional and physical health of people of all ages and backgrounds.
Stress affects people in many different ways and I have found that no one approach works with all people.
Over the years I have developed my methods, drawing on many aspects of psychology, counselling and classic stress management techniques in order to offer a balanced and person-centred way forward that can be adapted to suit most people.
Where appropriate, I also like to include advice on diet and lifestyle to complete the holistic approach.