As part of our care commitment and continuing support to our families, we offer three free counselling sessions with our independent bereavement counsellor. If you think that you may need more sessions, the counsellor will be able to advise you of the cost.
In that first week or two after your loved ones dies you will have many decisions to make and so much to do that you may barely have time to think, let alone grieve. There have probably been friends and relatives around you who have helped you with the immediate concerns of organising a funeral. You’ve possibly felt numb, perhaps even felt like you’re standing outside of yourself watching everything whirling around you. A lot of people feel like this when someone they love dies. You might even feel that you have to hold yourself together, be strong, for the sake of the loved ones who remain. All of these feelings are perfectly normal and predictable reactions to coping with grief.
You may have had friends or family members who have continued to support you in the weeks and months after the funeral, but sooner or later, they have their own lives to get back to and there will come a time when no-one is available to comfort you, to talk to about how much you miss your loved one. You may feel lonely and isolated. You could even feel overwhelmed with sadness and despair and not know how to change things and make yourself better. It’s at this stage that you may wish to consider our bereavement support service. All it takes is a phone call to us to get started.
Many of our bereaved families have greatly benefitted from undergoing our bereavement support program. It’s tailored to your needs and the needs of your family who may be suffering just as you are. We provide the support and skills you need to come to terms with your loss.
We are always available to speak with community groups about coping with grief and loss.