Grief, and the emotions felt due to a loss, can be incredibly hard to cope with for both the bereaved and for those who are trying to be supportive. Hopefully, with mutual respect and patience, relationships can withstand the pain of loss and in some cases may grow even stronger. Unfortunately, after losing a loved…

The human emotion of grief is one of the most difficult experiences we encounter and it cannot be side tracked, it has to be felt. The early weeks, months and years of grief are brutal, and for some it can be never-ending. My position as a therapist equips me with lots of tools to use…

I appreciate just how difficult this time of year can be for those missing their loved ones. My son Matthew died on the 28-10-2016 just two months before Christmas. It now feels like a time to endure rather than enjoy! Christmas was a massive event in our family. It was the one time of the…

I loved the series ‘After Life’ by Ricky Gervais. His character Tony found that life without his late wife Lisa was meaningless. Feeling like he had nothing to live for, he spent his days being uncomfortably insensitive to his colleagues, the postman, supermarket workers and even children. Wearing his armour of grief, he navigated his…