Insight from the Grief Counselling Melbourne Clinic
Grief and love are forever intertwined. At the Grief Counselling Melbourne
What is grief?
Grief is typically associated with someone we love who has died. However, grieving is the process of mourning a loss of something that meant a lot to us. Some examples are:
- Mourning the death of someone
- The death of a pet
- Miscarriage / abortion
- Children leaving home
- Changing Schools
When we lose someone or something that is dear to us, feelings of sadness and frustration are common. In fact, the grieving process helps us make sense of the loss.
Typically, our first response is
This is completely
For some, the pain is so overwhelming, they deny their sadness. For others, they simply can’t imagine a life moving forward. As a result, it can block the natural mourning process leading to depression.
Simple Grief vs Complicated Grief
For some, grief can become overwhelming and become chronic. Rather than moving through the natural stages, some get
Some symptoms may include:
- Excessive ruminating on their loss
- Challenges Accepting the loss
- Dissociate (numbness, avoidance)
- Depressive symptoms (more here)
- Losing trust in people
Prolonged Grief Disorder
In some cases (about 10%), prolonged grief disorder (PGD) occurs, making the grieving process even more difficult. Intense yearning, confusion of one’s role in life, avoiding reminders of the reality, and a host of other criteria may mean PGD. This can mean one’s life is truly on pause, and they have
When should I see a grief counsellor?
There is no right or wrong way to mourn. Many get counselling for simple grief, just for that extra support. This can act as a preventative to complicated grief. If you or you know someone who may need extra support, counselling can be vital.
About 20% of mourners develop complicated grief
How can the Grief Counselling Melbourne Clinic help?
The experience of loss and grief can be earth-shattering. While grief mostly associated with losing a parent, a child, a partner, or friend, grief and bereavement occur wherever loss can
be found. This may be a pet animal, a child moving out of
While friends, and family offer support, a trained counsellor can offer a deeper level of processing, that may otherwise not be possible. For those who need additional specialist help, we offer confidential support for adults and children.
The Grief Counselling Melbourne Clinic can help you to:
- To accept the reality of the loss
- To work through the pain of grief
- To adjust to life without the deceased
- To maintain a connection to the deceased while moving on with life
There is no right one way to grieve and mourn. Different cultures, religions, culture, and our unique personality and genetic makeup, all contribute to a
While grieving is a personal and private experience, research has shown that the grieving process with a trained counsellor can greatly assist in understanding and processing it. Our relationships with our loved ones are complicated, layered, and multifaceted, making the grieving process a complicated one.
How does the Grief Counselling Melbourne Clinic Work?
A counsellor who is trained in grief
Ready to Make a Change?
If you’d like to make an appointment with Ronnie, please get in touch
Teletherapy & Melbourne Counselling
47 Fitzroy Street
+61 488 858 688
HOURS OF OPERATION
Business Hours: Mon to Fri: 10am – 5pm
After Hours: Mon to Fri: 5pm – 8pm
Weekend: Sun: 10am – 3pm