Grief & Loss

psychology of loss

Grief is a Normal and Common Response to Loss.

We all experience grief at some point in our lives. It’s a reaction to loss which encompasses a wide variety of feelings. Significant losses take us on a journey through guilt, sadness, regret, and other painful emotions that can be difficult to recover from. We usually associate grief with the loss of a loved one, be that a partner, parent, child, sibling or friend, but grief can also be the response to other losses, including separation or divorce, retirement, the loss of our health, the loss of a pet or important possessions or a relocation. Often less talked about yet no less painful is the grief that can occur in response to infertility, miscarriage or abortion.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve; its presentation differs from one person to another and may also be influenced the cultural and family context. Finding an experienced grief psychologist in Sydney can help. The grieving process is distressing, and we all endure it differently. While grief normally passes over time with no intervention necessary, at times we may feel “stuck” or overwhelmed by our grief. If you feel that your grief is interfering with your functioning you may benefit from professional help and support.

Finding an experienced grief psychologist in Sydney CBD may be required to make sense of loss and move through the grieving process. If you or a loved one have experienced loss and are interested grief counselling in Sydney, why not let me help you recover? Make an appointment with me today.

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