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What are the stages of grief?

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London based clinical psychologist Emma Smith examines the wide range of emotions that someone may experience during bereavement and considers the point when therapy can be beneficial. 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

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The first task is to actually accept that this is the reality, that we have lost someone important to us, and that they’re not going to be there anymore. I think a really common experience when you lose someone special is to imagine you’re going to bump into them, imagine that you’re going to see them around the corner. And that’s a very ordinary response to loss, that it can be hard to actually accept someone’s really gone. Following that, the next task is to actually experience the emotions attached to the loss, so to let yourself feel the sadness, the loneliness, the despair, the anger, and sometimes the guilt that might come following the loss of someone really special to you, and to accept that that is going to happen. Oftentimes, if you find yourself wanting to cut off from those emotions, to use alcohol or drugs or workaholism, to try and cut off from those feelings, that might be a sign that it’s time to actually have a little think about therapy, to try and allow yourself to process some of the feelings.

Dr Emma Smith

Dr Emma Smith

19 June 2022

"Dr Emma Smith completed her BSc (Hons) at the University of Warwick, an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Christ Church Canterbury University. She worked as a clinical psychologist in a specialist service in a Central London NHS Trust until moving to Sussex where she now works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and continues to offer sessions with The Chelsea Psychology Clinic online."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.