When an individual suffers loss, they go through a stage of bereavement.    Sometimes, individuals run away from the feelings of experiencing bereavement, and tend to move on with their life fast. Eventually, the feelings catch up, and they begin to feel stuck from their bereavement.  Sometimes, a person may feel guilty for not experiencing their bereavement at the time of the death.


For others, bereavement may take over their lives to such an extent that they are unable to cope with functioning in a coherent manner.    Their life becomes consumed with feelings of loss, being unable to carry out normal day to day work due to excessive bereavement.    Sometimes, their bereavement may divide them from even their family, causing them to cry alone, and hold off experiencing their bereavement until they are by themselves.    In this regard, bereavement can make a person feel isolated and abandoned.


How can Galway Counselling Help You?


In Galway Counselling, Patricia listens, and allows the person who is experiencing bereavement to shed those feelings of loss.   The individual who is experiencing bereavement, will feel held and supported by Patricia.   Being able to talk openly about their bereavement without any restrictions,may be enough for the person to feel better.    Bereavement counselling is not just about loss due to death, in that a person may feel bereaved due to divorce, relationship break up or loss due to family conflict.


Other times, a person may feel stuck in their bereavement, and unable to let go of the deceased/divorced person.   Galway Counselling will help this person by giving the person coping mechanisms in order to help them to finally let go of the deceased or relationship ending, and be able to recover from their bereavement or loss.    Sometimes, when working with bereavement and loss of a deceased person we need to look at the past, and how the person who is deceased shaped the person’s life.    Indeed, bereavement may cause a person to look at where they are in life, and explore changes they need to make, in order to be able to continue to pursue their goals and dreams.    Sometimes with the ending of a relationship, through counselling we learn about our own strengths, and develop new ways of coping.