Grief can be defined as a response to the loss of a person or object to whom we are attached. Grief is commonly linked with the loss of a loved one, however other types of losses include those which are termed disenfranchised or socially negated (including miscarriages, abortions, stillbirths). Vicarious losses are those which are stimulated by another’s loss (including September 11, the Indonesian Tsunami and the death of Princess Diana). Whilst anticipatory or pre-empted losses include for example the feared loss of ones life via a chronic disease, the loss of a job, a home, a teenage child, or ones looks via the ageing process. All losses can have a significant impact on individuals.
Counselling for Grief
Many clients have significantly benefited from being engaged in a therapeutic process which helps them with their grief and a number of studies, including quantitative statistical and qualitative case study approaches indicate the psychological healing and subjective psychical movement experienced by clients and its significant benefit to their lives