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Grieving can be a painful emotional and psychological experience and everyone experiences grief differently.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve. How we react to the loss of someone will depend on many factors. How we grieve will be influenced by our age, our spiritual beliefs, our cultural background and our previous experiences of loss and bereavement.

The loss of an important person can bring complex and complicated emotions and many people feel that therapy is an effective place in which to share or alleviate these difficult feelings.

Bereavement is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy.

What is grief?

Grief is an intense emotion felt as a result of losing something important. Though grief is painful, it is natural and necessary. We all grieve in our own way and in our own time.

Common feelings experienced in bereavement include shock, disbelief, loss, loneliness and anger. Some people experience physical pain when grieving, while others have described a sense of relief, especially when death has followed a long or uncomfortable illness. There are many emotions associated with grieving and sometimes these feelings are deeply felt and enduring. Grief can last for weeks, months or years.

The manner in which a person died may also have an impact on how we grieve: sudden deaths, deaths by accident, deaths following an illness or deaths by suicide may evoke complicated, complex feelings.

The loss of a loved one

Some people feel the loss of a loved one is the most emotionally painful experience we will face in life. It’s hard to imagine a world where our loved one no longer exists. We may feel angry, alone, hopeless or afraid. The future can suddenly feel unknown and uncertain.

Grieving can be a lonely and desolate place. We may feel bereft of all other feelings. We are faced with a devastating problem to which there seems no solution.

Bereavement counselling is a specialised type of counselling aimed to assist in the difficult grieving process. The support of a qualified bereavement counsellor can help process the complex feelings associated with losing someone close.

How our bereavement counselling services in Brighton can help

When grieving, many people worry these difficult feelings will go on forever. Through talking with an experienced counsellor, a bereaved person can share and resolve the difficult feelings they have around the loss of someone they love.

Grief is a very personal experience and bereavement counselling is often about working through painful, complicated emotions.

Our bereavement counsellors are experienced in helping people share the difficult experience of loss in a careful, respectful manner.

For more information about getting support for the loss of a loved one, please get in touch.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our loss and bereavement counselling services in Brighton.

Our bereavement therapy services in Brighton have helped many people face difficult feelings around the loss of someone they love.

Our bereavement counsellors

Everyone grieves differently. Our therapists have experience helping our clients work through feelings associated with grief, loss and bereavement.

Learn more about our counsellors
One Therapy Brighton

Your first appointment will allow a private conversation with one of our therapists about your loss. Please get in touch if we might be able to help.

More on starting personal therapy

"I learned a lot about myself and about the relationships I make with other people. I was able to see where I was going wrong and I now make better personal choices. Thank you, again."

"I was able to confront many issues which I had so far chosen to ignore despite their negative effects on my personal relationships and happiness. I would have no hesitation in recommending (One Therapy) to anyone looking to improve their relationships and self-esteem."

My therapist was completely non-judgemental which allowed me to be totally honest in the sessions and say how I was feeling without reservation. I felt comfortable talking with him and it was a really valuable experience that I would thoroughly recommend.

Therapy helped me through a difficult time. I gained so much insight into myself and my life. My first experience of therapy was excellent. I am so grateful to One Therapy for this.

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