18th February 2020

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…

10th December 2019

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…

23rd November 2019

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…

1st September 2019

Many of us have been to the funeral of an elderly or distant relative or maybe the funeral of a colleague or old friend. We have been touched by the sadness felt by their loved ones left behind, but we cannot truly comprehend the brutality of grief until it’s our turn to sit on the…