London based clinical psychologist Emma Smith discusses the issue of bereavement and goes on to consider the difference between an ordinary period of bereavement and long-term depression. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com
There’s no, there’s no right or wrong way to grieve and there’s no time limit on bereavement. Often, people can find that it comes in waves, that actually, it’s, it’s not really an experience that’s over and done with, but it can keep kind of coming back and catching us unawares. And it’s been likened to, to the sea in the sense that sometimes those waves are coming for you. If they come fast and strong and, and very, very much and catching us off guard, whereas, other times, it might be more of a rumble in the background. And I think that’s something that would help us differentiate bereavement from depression as well. That actually, if, if the experience is still coming in waves rather than all the time, that might help us to distinguish whether either you’re still going through ordinary bereavement versus actually sinking into a depression.