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Grief is a natural reaction to loss. Losing a loved one, suffering a traumatic event or having your life suddenly changed for the worse through injury or accident can be a hugely stressful experience that takes weeks or months to overcome. Feelings of overwhelming sadness and regret are perfectly normal in reaction to such events, as are associated symptoms such as anger, numbness and disbelief. In this sense grief is not considered a mental illness as it is not an unhealthy or inappropriate reaction- it is entirely the right way to feel. Even so, grief can be a difficult process to go through, which is why Angus Munro Psychology offers expert grief therapy and counselling in Sydney and the nearby area.
Loss of a parent, spouse or other loved one often results in a process of intense grieving and sadness. Other forms of loss can also lead to grief, such as losing a job, the breakdown of a marriage or relationship conflict or the loss of ability through injury. All of these experiences produce feelings of aching and longing as you struggle to come to terms with the gap that has been left in your life.
If you are going through bereavement or another form of loss you may be trying to find out as much as you can about the process and the so-called “stages of grief” in an attempt to better understand what you are going through. Some of the emotions and experiences you may encounter when grieving include:
Everyone grieves differently and there is rarely any set order that you experience the different emotions- often they are all felt together in a chaotic storm of feelings. Equally there is no set time that grief will last and you cannot expect to get through it quickly.
Experiencing any of these emotions and reactions to loss is entirely normal. Even so having expert grief assessment can help you make sense of your feelings and give you the courage to move on when you are ready. If grief is preventing you from coping with normal aspects of life like work and daily activities more than 3-6 months after your loss then counselling may be appropriate. Angus Munro Psychology can help you face your grief and start to see a way through it.
Grief therapy can help you manage the journey of loss and give you the support and encouragement you need to move on with your life. Our expert counsellors offer confidential and sensitive treatment for grief which aims to help you work through your feelings in a safe and supportive environment, letting you work through each of the different emotions and come to terms with what has happened. By sharing and processing your feelings about the loss you will slowly start to feel more confident and able to re-engage with life.
By successfully completing the grieving process you will learn to accept your new situation and be ready to face your life on new terms. This may not be the end of your journey- you may continue to miss the person you lost for many years to come. But by allowing yourself to grieve properly you will begin to feel less overwhelmed by your sadness and the conflicting emotions of anger, shock and numbness should subside.
Contact Angus Munro Psychology for Your First Apportionment Today!
2 Warwick Avenue, Cammeray,
Sydney, NSW (2062)
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