When to get bereavement counselling?

It's never easy to lose a loved one. It might be challenging to handle grief independently because it is a complicated and confusing process.
By illume Editorial Team
Last updated: May 22, 2023
3 Minute Read

While the assistance of family and friends can help in the initial months following a loss, there may come a time when you require more structured support.

Psychotherapist and bereavement counsellor Julia Samuel claims that after the initial few months, it’s typical for people to begin to feel isolated in their grief. The bereaved may have to handle their emotions independently because friends and family may have moved on with their lives. Counselling for grief might be quite beneficial in this situation.

Counselling offers a controlled environment where people can grieve and work through feelings. It can aid people in navigating the complexities of their relationships with themselves, other family members, and the person who has passed away. The assistance of a therapist can be very valuable because they are impartial and simply concerned with the needs of the grieving person.

It may be a good idea to seek bereavement counselling if you have trouble coping with your emotions or adjusting to daily life following a loss. It’s crucial to remember that you don’t have to wait until you’re on the verge of intolerable misery to ask for help. It’s frequently preferable to get assistance sooner rather than later.

However, many people find it difficult to receive counselling due to financial constraints, long waiting lists, and taboos around grief and death that prevent many of us from asking for help. That’s where therapy apps like Grief Works come in. You can interact with it like a counsellor – only it’s available 24 hours a day. It can also be used alongside traditional therapy, providing support between sessions and material to work through with your counsellor.

Grief is one of the most difficult and painful experiences, and bereavement counselling is a powerful way to help you work through it. Remember, there is no shame in seeking support if you are experiencing grief following a loss. By asking for support, you’re investing in healing and building hope for the future.

Find Grief Support with Grief Works by Illume

Getting support when grieving is essential, but it can be challenging.

The Grief Works app offers 24/7 support in the palm of your hand. The 28-session therapeutic course will help you process your grief at your own pace, and you’ll gain access to 30+ interactive tools to manage your emotions when you need them.

Connect with a community that cares for you, attend live monthly group sessions with Julia herself and have the option to text-chat to a counsellor when needed.

Reach out for support now to take the first step towards soothing your pain, building your strength and healing from grief.

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