When you have lost a significant person in your life it can often be all consuming. You are not certain how you will get through the day much less the rest of your life without this person in your life. I often tell clients that grief is one of the few things that virtually all humans will eventually experience however every single one of us experiences their grief in their own unique way.
My approach to working with people who are grieving is first to allow you a safe place to tell me about your loved one. Tell me as much or as little as you want. Tell me who they were, what made them shine and anything else you want to share. You can tell me how you lost them or simply focus on their life. We will also talk about who they were to you and how you have been living with this loss. As time goes on we will explore ways to honor your loved one in your daily life, ways for you to slowly begin putting your life back together, share your feelings especially the ones you don’t want to tell other people. A big part of what I do during grief counseling is to normalize what you are experiencing, challenge aspects that are unhealthy for you in an appropriate way and help you to find your next chapter.
As someone who has themselves experienced soul crushing grief I always tell my clients that while I may not know your particular brand of grief, grief itself is a language I know all too well, and I would be very honored to be allowed to walk this walk with you.