Losing a loved one can be the most difficult time in life. The enormity of what has happened and facing the future without them can be a truly overwhelming prospect. To protect us and help us through, our body and mind takes you on a journey called grief! Slowly, over a period of time, we come to accept that our loved one has gone and will not be coming back. Eventually we are able to face our new future without them, to move on with life. We are able to live and laugh again, and to remember them without that overwhelming sadness. We are able to think of the good times, without the pain.
The process of grief is different for everybody. Books will tell you that you will go through certain stages: numbness, disbelief, anger, guilt etc. Some tell you that you will feel these things in a particular order, one after the other, and I’ve even seen some that put timescales on each stage. Well it’s not really like that! Your experience will be unique, different to everyone else. You may go through these stages, but you might not experience them all. They might come in a different order and you might feel several emotions at the same time. Some might come back and there are certainly no fixed timescales!
At times like this we all need help: perhaps from family and friends, possibly from a doctor and/or a religious advisor. Help from these people may be enough but many people need extra help.
My wife died suddenly some years ago, and when I had experienced the journey of grief, I wanted to help others faced with the same ordeal. I volunteered to work with a National Bereavement charity. This entailed a training course that helped me further to understand what I had been through. Since qualifying I have been working as a volunteer bereavement support worker with this charity, and I still do. However, despite their best efforts there are never enough volunteers, due to the high demand.
I also helped many people as an herbalist and a Bach Flower therapist, who have come to me with the emotional and physical effects of bereavement. So I decided to offer my unique skill sets as an Integrated Bereavement Care Package.
Integrated Bereavement Care:
Bereavement Counselling: often it is helpful to talk to someone who is not a friend or family member, who is trained to understand what you are going through and has helped dozens of others.
Supportive Herbs: there are many herbs that can be used to support your journey through grief and to help with the physical and emotional symptoms that often arise. As a qualified and experienced medical herbalist I can select herbs that can be used alongside any medications you may be taking.
Bach Flower Remedies are world famous for the support they can provide. Like herbal medicines, I make up a custom mix of Bach Flower Remedies especially for you, based on my assessment of your needs according to my training and experience.
Consultations and counselling sessions can be in your own home or at a clinic in Milton Keynes. Which ever is best for you.
Fees: (this service is available in a MK clinic.. Home visits are also possible to most MK and some NN postcodes)
Initial consultation (approx. one hour): £50
Subsequent consultations and counselling sessions (about 45 mins): £30
Herbal medicines and Bach Flower Remedies are extra.
For further information please visit Heartsease Bereavement Counselling or to book a session, please call 01908 221229