Counselling is a two-way process. It’s non-judgmental and it focuses on the problems and difficulties identified. Most importantly, it gives the grieving person an opportunity to be heard, time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It may help them to look at their problems in a different way, or bring relief by being able to talk to someone without being interrupted. It can help to sort out some of their feelings and confusion as a result of the death, and bring some order into their chaotic world.
Everyone deals with bereavement differently. The term ‘Counselling’ is used in many different ways but essentially it is about helping people adjust to a changed situation.
According to The British Association of Counselling, “It gives the client an opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more satisfyingly and resourcefully.”