Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Counselling & Psychotherapy with Claire Russell Therapy

Navigate Your Grief with Compassionate Gentle Support 

ONLINE and In-Person Clinics in Newcastle west, Limerick and Youghal, Cork

Understanding Loss & Bereavement

When you lose someone you love, the world changes. You may feel a range of emotions, such as sadness, anger, or even guilt. These are natural responses to loss. Bereavement and Loss is not just an emotional challenge; it can make you feel lost and fearful about the future. Working through these feelings with a therapist can help you come to terms with your loss and cherish the continuing and changing bond with your loved one.

Bereavement & Loss Counselling: Your Path to Healing

You might find solace in family and friends, yet sometimes professional support is key. Bereavement therapists are skilled in guiding you through grief’s stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Counselling and Grief therapy offers a safe space for you to explore your emotions and learn to live in a new and different way.

The Process of Grief and the Promise of Therapy

Grief is a personal journey that involves a spectrum of emotions. Everyone’s experience is different, and there’s no timeline for healing. Grief therapy and Counselling can assist in adjusting, dealing with and accepting your feelings, integrating the loss into your life in a different way,  emotionally and mentally supporting you as you adjust to a world without your loved one.

The Many Faces of Loss

Loss can manifest in various forms – the death or loss of a family member, close friend or dearly loved pet, the end of a relationship, or changes in your health or your life circumstances. Each loss and change requires us to adjust on all levels and to begin to reimagine our future. Grieving allows us to honour our loss of what we loved, while we adapt to this life’s change.

When Grief Becomes Complex: Understanding Suicide Loss

The pain of losing someone to suicide is profound and complex, often accompanied by guilt, anger, and confusion. If you’re facing this type of loss, know that these feelings are normal and that reaching out for support can help you navigate this challenging time.

Managing Grief: Steps Toward Healing

Grieving is a unique process, and there’s no wrong way to do it. However, constructive and healthy approaches to dealing with your deep emotions can lead to healing. Helping you embrace your feelings, express them creatively, and share them with others. Self-care is crucial – ensure proper rest, nutrition, and give yourself permission to enjoy life. As you gradually move forward, you honour your loved one while embracing the present and this change.

When to Seek Professional Support

If your grief becomes too intense, or heavy to bear or it starts to impact your daily life, it may be time to seek caring professional help. Signs include persistent sadness, longer term changes in sleep or eating patterns, withdrawal from social activities, or thoughts of suicide. Counselling can provide the help needed to move through grief and embrace life once again.

Ready to Begin Your Healing Journey?

Claire Russell Therapy offers both online grief and loss therapy throughout Ireland and supporting her clients and patients internationally.  Claire also is available for in-person grief and loss therapy counselling.

Whether you are located near or in Newcastlewest, Limerick, Youghal, Cork, or anywhere in Ireland, support is available 6 days a week. Please reach out today by contacting Claire on 087 616 6638 by phone or WhatsApp, or text to request a call back, or email and take your first step today towards healing.