I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.
How does it feel?
We don’t all grieve in the same way. Many feelings run alongside each other, or follow on directly after the other. It really can be a true rollercoaster of emotions. You may feel:
For some people it can be highly beneficial to work through their grief with a specialist. Our person-centred counselling focuses on the fact that all individuals have within themselves the capacity to grow and reach their potential. It is often the case that external factors hinder that growth, and that building a therapeutic relationship can provide a safe space.
Working therapeutically with a counsellor allows a young person to be listened to. As a result, they may be able to get things off their chest which they can’t at home. The home environment can be a difficult place when multiple people are grieving in one space, each of them potentially dealing with it in a different way. Therefore, counselling may be the best option.
The cost per session is £60 (sessions last for 50 minutes).
Everybody deals with loss in different ways. Some people grit their teeth and get on with their lives without talking about it, some feel the need to discuss their emotions with others, but for young people in particular, it is really important that they are able to understand why they are feeling a particular way. Our aim is to get people talking so that they can manage their grief.
What is grief?
Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion for people, regardless of whether their sadness stems from the loss of a loved one or from a terminal diagnosis they or someone they love have received. There is no set time limit on grief – it can last for months or years. It can have physical, cognitive, behavioural, social and philosophical dimensions.
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IF YOU NEED URGENT HELP
If you are feeling suicidal right now, there are people out there who can help you.
If you are at immediate risk of harm, please call 999 and ask for an ambulance.
Provides free 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
Texts can be anonymous, but if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.
Whatever you’re going through, you can contact the Samaritans for support.
Opening times: 24/7
Call 116 123
If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.
Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service.