London based clinical psychologist Emma Smith offers her thoughts on the subject of bereavement and how it’s an ordinary response to the loss of a loved one. 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 is an ordinary response to the loss of someone that you care about. It’s not something that you necessarily need to seek therapy for. It’s a very ordinary human experience to enter a period of grieving following the loss of someone that you love and who’s been special to you. It’s very different from maybe common mental health problems in the sense that there’s not really an ordinary course, so there’s not a recovery from bereavement. It’s a process that will change us. We’re not going to recover back to the person we were before after the loss of someone special. But there do tend to be ordinary stages that we would go through in the process of adjusting to loss.