The number one thing you need when you are grieving is SUPPORT. You also need to feel free to BEE YOURSELF, and express whatever you need to express, the good, the bad and the ugly.
I will provide a safe space for you to talk about your grief. Each person's experience of grief is different and unique.
There are no FIVE STAGES you will or must go through. Kubler-Ross herself said her model was often misused as she created it for terminal patients. Many people feel confused about this and think there is something wrong with them if they aren't "grieving right."
I will sit with you and support you right where you're at.
We don't do death or grief very well in Western culture. We are generally uncomfortable with "big" or so called "negative" emotions and what bigger emotion can you have than grief?
Pet owners experience this even more so because their grief is not validated or recognised by society. The term for this is "disenfranchised grief."
I am a pet owner and animal lover and understand the special bond that exists between a pet and their human.
I believe pets are pieces of heaven, sent to help us experience the most pure, unconditional love we will ever know.
I think people often see counselling as something they don't really need, or can't afford. I believe, as a society, we are taught to focus on externals for validation and therefore we spend time and money pursuing "things" and "titles" and "success," trying to look like we've got it all together on the outside,
while often feeling alone and scared on the inside.
People come to counselling for various reasons: some want strategies to help with anxiety, depression, self-esteem. Others have issues they want to be able to talk about and explore. It's amazing how giving yourself the time and space to open up, with a counsellor guiding you, can remind you who you really are, ignite your hopes and dreams, and give you direction.
If you would like to be seen for who you really are, I would be privileged to sit with you and give you my undivided attention.