Online Therapy For Loss, Grief & Bereavement
The loss of a loved one is a difficult time for anyone. Loss of any kind, including the loss of a relationship, career, pet, long-held goal or the loss of health can all trigger grief.
There is no correct way to grieve, and the amount of time each person requires to grieve will differ. While grief is natural and a part of the healing process, it can also become overwhelming.
When individuals feel a sense of loss and bereavement that interferes with their ability to move forward and enjoy life, working with a counsellor or therapist can help to process that grief and move on in life. The individual is able to look back with positive memories and a connection to the source of grief or loss.
Signs of Grief
The signs of grief can last for weeks or months, and they can vary between individuals in their frequency and intensity. Everyone goes through similar stages or tasks of mourning though, even if some people may not give the outward appearance of struggling with bereavement.
It is important to grieve in a way that feels right for you. Online therapy is not designed to shorten or eliminate grief, but to assist a bereaved individual who may feel stuck or overwhelmed with the symptoms and expression of grief they are experiencing.
The common signs or symptoms of a person grieving over a loss include:
- Denial, disbelief, or the inability to feel the sense of loss. This is sometimes described as feeling emotionally numb
- Regret and guilt
- Anger, irritation and resentment
- Loneliness, emptiness or feelings of sorrow and despair
- Helplessness, anxiety or fear of the future.
In addition to these emotional states, physical problems can also occur during periods of grief. These include difficulties with sleeping, aches and pains, digestive upsets, changes in weight and eating habits, the use of alcohol or self-medication.
The Benefits of Online Grief Therapy
It can be difficult to reach out for help when you are feeling these intense emotions. People are often concerned about seeking therapy or counselling, and how it may appear to family and friends.
Mayfair Online Therapy provides a confidential, private and personalised approach to treatment. The client and the therapist hold sessions using online technology, which means the client can remain in the comfort of her or his own home or office. Applications like Skype are easy to use and ideal for individuals of all ages, with various levels of comfort with online interactions.
Talking therapy is highly effective in helping people to process their grief and loss, to move from a state of mourning to a state of engaging with their world and moving forward. Working closely with a counsellor or therapist the client can guide the focus of the sessions themselves, addressing the thoughts and behaviours they wish to change in a deeply personal way.
Mayfair Online Therapy have over 20 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy, covering the treatment of a wide range of issues. We are based in Mayfair in central London, but can work with clients from across the UK and Internationally.
If you are interested in finding out more, or to discuss any questions you may have about online treatment options, call us on +44 7809 668193 or +44 7557 362207 at any time.
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