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I've been reflecting on the impact that COVID-19 has been having on us. I believe we experience it in a similar way to the stages of grief:

Shock and denial
Pain and guilt
Anger
Depression, reflection and loneliness
The upward turn
Reconstruction and working through.....
Acceptance and hope

(stages taken from www.recover-from-grief.com)

If you have lost a loved one during this pandemic then these stages will have an even more profound impact on your wellbeing, especially if you have been unable to say goodbye. I've worked with the trauma of bereavement and grief for over 9 years and I hope I can help you as we move out of lockdown. I'm happy to discuss fees as I feel that no-one should be without support for financial reasons.

Think about making a memory box. Some people like to put photos, letters and memories in an album or book. It may be too painful to do this at first but accumulating memories or obituaries in a safe place for later may be helpful.

I continue to offer therapy by phone and video if you feel uneasy or unable to see me face to face.


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