London based clinical psychologist Emma Smith describes what patients can expect during bereavement therapy (helping them to move beyond their grieving) and addresses possible complications. 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
Bereavement counselling could offer you a space to actually adjust to the loss of your loved one, to process the feelings associated with the loss, and to start to put more energy into other areas of your life, with a focus on moving forward rather than staying stuck in the grief. So those are the kind of areas that we could focus on. And also if there’s particular complications around the loss, people can find it particularly hard to grieve and move forward in their lives if they’ve got very mixed feelings towards the person who’s lost. If there was anger and resentment, as well as sadness, or if the person died by suicide, that could really complicate your reaction to the loss. Also, if someone particularly close to you that you shared every day life with, then actually starting to move on and rebuild a life that’s going to look very different to what it was before can be an incredibly challenging and painful task. So having faced and support of a therapist at that time could help with that process.