30th March 2020

My heart goes out to all the families who have lost loved ones because of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. The constant news keeps informing us of the latest statistics and how many more people have died in each country. It is easy to forget that behind every death there is a personal story. A parent,…

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…

1st January 2020

For some people a New Year traditionally means a fresh start, a new diet or maybe joining a gym, but for others in the midst of grief, a New Year can bring a tsunami of mixed emotions.  A New Year feels different for those who are grieving. Matthew died in October 2016, and I recall…

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…