Melbourne Grief Counselling

Talking to a trained therapist who is compassionate and empathic can provide support for a healthy grieving process, that is unique for you.


Grief Counselling Melbourne

How does the Grief Counselling Melbourne Clinic Work?

If you’re struggling in the grieving process, please get in touch. I offer a gentle and powerful approach in working through the different stages of grief and would be honoured to work with you through this process. 

How can Grief Counselling help?

Sometimes, just to be seen and acknowledged can be helpful in the grieving process. Losing someone can be be quite an emotional adjustment

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

Mourning and Grieving

The pain of losing someone close can be unbearably painful. Feelings of emptiness, confusion, and identity can come up. It can be very confronting.

You might be familiar with the four stages of grief; shock, denial, anger / guilt, despair / depression, and acceptance.

Simple Grief vs Complicated Grief

For some, grief can become overwhelming and become chronic.

Rather than moving through the natural stages, some get stuck, and deteriorate. This is known as complicated grief.

Some symptoms may include:

  • Excessive ruminating on their loss
  • Challenges Accepting the loss
  • Dissociate (numbness, avoidance)
  • Excessive bitterness
  • 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 no yet gone through the grieving process.

Grief can manifest in different ways

Essentially, grief is the idea of losing someone, or something that we love. Some different grieving events could be:

  • Mourning the death of someone
  • Relationship breakups
  • The death of a pet
  • Miscarriage / abortion
  • Children leaving home
  • Redundancy
  • Changing Schools
  • Migrating from one country to a new one

Customer Testimonials: Feedback from My Clients

Review author ★★★★★ I’m sincerely grateful and appreciative for the guidance and support I received from Ronnie! I entered into seeking support not knowing what to do or how to understand my situation but after talking about what was going on for me and then really looking inside myself exploring and understanding my emotions, what I was observing gave me the strength and courage to make decisions about myself that I needed to live a more positive and fulfilling life. Ronnie’s experience and gentle, reassuring tone really made this process a positive and empowering experience.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie has been fantastic to work with. His friendly approach puts you at ease from your first session, I had never heard of Somatic therapy before and thought it was worth a shot, we have been working together for several months now and the results have been subtle, yet when I look back now we have worked on and resolved some seriously big issues, I had not put time into resolving. Thanks Ronnie for all your help.Review author ★★★★★ My sessions with Ronnie have made an impact on my life that cannot be understated. I’ve found a profoundly positive and persistent shift in my relationship with myself since taking the time to talk with him. I would definitely recommend Ronnie to anyone seeking guidance on the path toward self care.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie has such a beautiful open and caring heart and has been there for me with me through some really sticky times giving me a safe place to honestly and openly express and be held in such a nurturing and caring way. An absolute gem of a counselor ! Truly recommend !Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie's somatic therapy approach helped me unlock the deep-rooted emotions stored in my body, leading to profound emotional release and a sense of renewal.Review author ★★★★★ Working with Ronnie had been transformational. His somatic based therapy has helped me to make unconscious patterns conscious and helped to release them from the body so that new ways of being and healing are possible. I highly recommend working with Ronnie. He is a true gem.Nicola L.Review author ★★★★★ Professional and friendly counselling! Have recommended to friends.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie is a very good counsellor. Really enjoy his technique and most of all getting great results with each session. Very relaxed and comfortable sessions. Highly recommend.Review author ★★★★★ I extremely appreciate Ronnie's equally personal and professional approach to therapy, I feel a calm confidence with how each session is guided with compassion, understanding, gentleness, respect, positive optimism, honesty and purpose. The way these things appear to seamlessly weave together to create a truly transformative space is a pleasure to be apart of and shows a level of passion, dedication and knowledge that for me really is very valuable. In summary, have nothing negative to say about my experience here and highly recommend it.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie is a great counsellor and I liked his techniques. Felt the results were good. I saw him online which worked way better than I expected.Review author ★★★★★ I’ve been working with Ronnie for a while now. He’s been really helpful, encouraging and aided in my journey to finding the answers that I sought about myself. He’s a great guy, would highly recommend for those seeking a great psychotherapist. =)js_loader

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