Welcome; If you are looking for assistance after a bereavement or a significant loss of some kind, then you have arrived on the page that will hopefully help you to find what you are looking for. I am a Private Counsellor so there is a cost implication for you. Please take a look at my prices
If for any reason you cannot afford these fees, although I do operate a concessionary rate for people on benefits. Please ring to discuss prices further. However; If this option is still out of your reach. Then The Dove Service who I worked for, for 10 years might be able to help you further. They are a Registered charity based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Operating from within The Dudson Centre in Hope Street, Hanley. They are Specialists in Bereavement and Life Changing Illness.
We offer Help and support for Bereavement, Grief and Loss.
When we suffer a Bereavement or a Significant Loss, Or when we are diagnosed with a Life Changing Illness or Life-Limiting Illness.
And when we experience the Loss of a loved one or experience a significant loss of any kind, such as a suicide or a relationship ending or a divorce.
We generally and quite probably engage in some troubling thoughts and we experience some of these feelings below.
Anxiety, Depression, Resentment, Guilt, Anger are just a few things that you could be experiencing?
Maybe these feelings could lead to you developing a ‘preoccupation’ with thought and worry, rather than, and in addition to your loss or trauma?
Furthermore, this may then lead you down a path of worrying about almost anything and everything.
These worries can be non-specific to the death, trauma or loss and not even concerning the initial loss at all.
As a result and because of these losses, It may feel like you are going crazy, but to reassure you, these feelings are typical reactions, due to significant losses and hence, are very normal reactions to abnormal situations.
Its not Every day that we Suffer a Bereavement or a Significant Loss.
We aren’t diagnosed with a life-changing illness every day.
We don’t get Divorced or suffer a Significant Loss or Trauma every day either.
These are infrequent and extremely traumatic ‘Life Changing’ events for most people.
Furthermore … Counselling can help you tremendously in processing some of the Thoughts and Emotions associated with these events.
We are Specialists in Bereavement Counselling, Grief and Loss.
Bereavement and Life Changing Illness is something that I have specialised in for well over 12 years now.
Most of all; I know from personal experience that It’s good to talk these feelings through with a Trained Bereavement Counsellor, who can help you come to terms with your loss.
Furthermore; This can help you tremendously with getting through these life-changing events, whilst maintaining your sanity. Sometimes our heads are so full of worry that we find it hard to function in our day to day lives properly.
Therefore, I know from experience how hugely helpful speaking to a specialist bereavement counsellor can be.
How we Help you to accept what you cannot change.
When we have lost someone that we love through a Bereavement or a Life changing Illness or perhaps a divorce or a suicide. We typically go through a process or a set of stages of grieving and yearning. Firstly it’s a huge shock! Horror and disbelief are the Initial set of emotions that we feel inside us. It’s heartbreaking!
We are here to help and enable you to cope with this shock by offering you a high quality of care and support.
I have specialised in Bereavement Counselling Stoke-on-Trent for some time now, and it is something that I am very passionate about.
I myself suffer from a Life Changing Illness which I feel grounds me in being able to understand your Loss or Grief in the deepest way possible.
Acceptance of a Life-Changing Illness or a Tragic Loss is the key factor, and it is what we work towards in our work as bereavement counsellors.
Accepting what we can’t change isn’t, of course, an easy thing to work through.
It’s an arduous journey and I’d be more than up for the challenge of making this journey with you. Providing you with the professional help and support that you need at this great time of loss in your life.
If you would like to find out more aboutme
Please feel free to text me or telephone my Mobile; 07802490871
If I’m unavailable … I’ll get back to you as soon as I possibly can.
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Warmest regards and many thanks for reading.
Steve Haines Counsellor, Counselling and Coaching Services.
Bereavement Counselling Stoke-on-Trent.