Grief counselling is directed toward positive adjustment following loss after the death of a loved one.
The Grief Counselling is a specific form of therapy or a general counselling with the goal of helping the individual grieve and address personal loss in a healthy manner.
The aim of the counsellor to facilitate normal process of grieving; the process of resolution in the natural reactions to loss; expression of emotion and thought about the loss, including sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion, or numbness; thinking creatively about the challenges that follow loss, and coping with concurrent changes in their lives; to restore the ability of the individual to move on with his life, recognizing and accepting the physical loss; being able to bridge that loss with positive memories of the deceased; a return to normal routines.
The counsellors focus on emotional response the individual to loss and physical, cognitive, behavioural, social and philosophical dimensions; help identify ways to express feelings about the loss that the person has been unable to expression his or her own; help individuals work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of a loved one; help the individual accept that loss, determine how life can go on without that person, and consolidate memories in order to be able to move forward; work through the stages of grief; provide information about the normal grieving process, to help individuals understand that many of the symptoms and changes they are experiencing are a normal, temporary reaction to loss; help the individual cope with the pain associated with the loss, feel supported through the anxiety surrounding life changes that may follow the loss, and develop strategies for seeking support and self-care; help the individual become more active in the daily routine.
Specific tasks of grief counselling include emotional expression about the loss which can include a wide range of feelings, accepting the loss, adjusting to life after the loss, and coping with the changes within oneself and the world after the loss.
In the cases of complicated grieving an initial adverse effect may be seen from participation in treatment, due to the increased focus on the loss. This reaction improves over time, as adjustment is facilitated.
Counselling for the late effects of trauma usually applies cognitive or psychodynamic methods, directive and structured approaches.
Counselling about risks includes counselling about genetic risks and about the risks of sexually transmitted disease; providing information about the risks, an opportunity for reflection on the impact of the various outcomes, and helping the person decide how best to respond.
The Grief Counselling is recommended:
* for treatment prolonged symptoms such as crying spells, preoccupation with the deceased, lack of motivation, or suicidal thoughts, and the severity of personal distress over the loss;
* if a person suffers anticipatory grief;
* if feelings experienced by individuals are such as sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion, or numbness;
* if there are following behavioural changes such as being disorganized;
* if there are following feeling tired, having trouble concentrating, sleep problems, appetite changes, vivid dreams, or daydreaming about the deceased;
* if there is a residual shock in reaction to the loss; call for assistance to return to a normal life.
Often people feel disorganized, tired, have trouble concentrating, sleep poorly and have vivid dreams, change in appetite. These are addressed in Counselling.
If you require help and advice Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.