Loss and Grief


Our 6 week loss programme will help the grieve

your loss, whatever it may be, in a healthy manner

and help you cope with the emotions you may experience.

Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of health, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life.

Different kinds of loss

Feelings of loss are very personal, and only you know what is significant to you. People commonly associate certain losses with strong feelings of grief. These can include:

  • Loss of a close friend

  • Death of a partner

  • Death of a classmate or colleague

  • Serious illness of a loved one

  • Relationship breakup

  • Death of a family member

Subtle or less obvious losses can also cause strong feelings of grief, even though those around you may not know the extent of your feelings. Some examples include:

  • Leaving home

  • Illness/loss of health

  • Death of a pet

  • Change of job

  • Move to a new home

  • Graduation from school

  • Loss of a physical ability

  • Loss of financial security

Normal reactions to loss and grief

When experiencing grief, it is common to:

  • Feel like you are "going crazy"

  • Have difficulty concentrating

  • Feel sad or depressed

  • Be irritable or angry (at the deceased, oneself, others, higher powers)

  • Feel frustrated or misunderstood

  • Experience anxiety, nervousness, or fearfulness

  • Feel like you want to "escape"

  • Experience guilt or remorse

  • Be ambivalent

  • Feel numb

  • Lack energy and motivation


Psychologist Session

How it works

  • The programme runs for 6 weeks. (Bought as a package)

  • You will have a weekly appointment with one of our psychologists

What will I gain

  • Focus on specific areas in your life where coping is difficult

  • Identify strategies and behaviors to help you cope and re-engage in daily tasks

  • Accept your loss

  • Find comfort in positive memories without being overcome by a sense of loss

  • Work through the process of grieving in a safe environment making it easier to manage and deal with feelings of loss

  • Understand the normal stages of grief and recognize that the feelings you are experiencing are natural

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