Why choose a bereavement specialist
Would you go to your GP for cancer treatment – or to the best specialist you can find?
Why choose a specialist counsellor?
You don’t get better from bereavement like you can alleviate stress or overcome many other mental health issues. Thoughts about the bereaved can come back weeks, months or years later. The slightest or most unconsidered trigger can bring back unhappiness.
Most mental health issues are quite complex. Some more so than others. Counselling training will cover aspects of many different subjects. A bit like being GP, they understand a small (relatively) amount about a lot of subjects. But if you want real advice would you not go to a specialist?
There are many different approaches to bereavement. Many different theories. I have studied these for years. I have read many books, attended different training programmes. If you come to me you I will treat you as an individual with a fresh problem. I will listen to you. Discuss your needs. Understand about you and only then consider the best approach for you. It may well include more than one approach and my work with you will be tailored to you for your needs.
If we come across something else along the way, we can review that too. In the past I have also specialised in Depression, Anger Management, Anxiety, Self-esteem (self-worth), but not to the same depth as bereavement.