My Solution Wellbeing offer counselling and treatment for bereavement or loss. We have a dedicated team based in Edinburgh and our counsellors are trained in Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) , Person centred counselling , Motivational Interviewing Therapy and Mindfulness practise .
If you have experienced the death of someone who was very important to you, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up – your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality.
Bereavement is the time we spend adjusting to loss. There is no standard time limit and there is no right or wrong way to feel during the bereavement period – everyone must learn to cope in their own way.
Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. Sometimes, grief can turn into something more serious – like depression.
Bereavement counselling with My Solution wellbeing may be able to provide support during these very difficult times. Talking about the loss often allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes – good and bad. Keeping things bottled up or denying the sadness could prolong the pain. Any loss has to be acknowledged for us to move forward. Bereavement counselling with My Solution Wellbeing tries to help clients find a place for their loss so they can carry on with life and eventually find acceptance.
Grief is the agony you feel inside when you realise that you have lost somebody. Grief is complex. It comes in a million different forms – some people cry for days, weeks, months. Some people get angry and lash out, other people withdraw from the world and grieve in their own private way.
Different emotions associated with grief include:
- Longing (to see them again)
What you feel after a person has died will depend on the relationship you had with that person and the nature of their death. Of course, there is no telling what form your grief will take, and everyone’s experience is unique.
As painful as it feels, it is important to let yourself grieve for your loss. Some people lock their emotions inside and try to get on with life as usual. Denying yourself the time to grieve properly could result in complications that prevent you from getting on with life.
Bereavement counselling with My Solution Wellbeing is designed to help people cope more effectively with the death of a loved one.
Specifically, bereavement counselling can:
- Offer an understanding of the mourning process
- Explore areas that could potentially prevent you from moving on
- Help resolve areas of conflict still remaining
- Help you to adjust to a new sense of self
- Address possible issues of depression or suicidal thoughts
You will probably never stop missing the person you lost, but with enough time and the right support, a new life can be pieced together and purpose can be reclaimed.
Bereavement counselling with My Solution Wellbeing aims to get you to the point where you can function normally – however long it takes. One day, you may be able to find happiness again. By creating a place to keep the person you lost, and finding ways to remember them (like anniversary celebrations, or leaving flowers at a memorial site), you should be able to preserve their memory and honour the impact they had on your life, without letting their absence obscure your own future.
My Solution Wellbeing counselling team are based near the Edinburgh city centre.
Costs for the counselling start from £40-£50 an hour depending on location, extra costs may apply if you are out of the 10 mile radius from our clinic, for all costs call our team or email us. Call us now to book your session for support.
My Solution Wellbeing can help you with your First Step to Change.
Should you be looking for grief counselling in Edinburgh, then you have come to the right place. Here at My Solution Wellbeing we specialise in providing individuals throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding areas with caring, compassionate and discreet bereavement counselling. Our trained bereavement counsellors use a range of counselling techniques to help you cope with the loss and grief you feel through the death of a loved one. Whether you are looking for face to face counselling or support groups, you can rest assured that we have your needs covered. We understand that as an individual you will feel a range of emotions as you go through the grieving process and we will be there for you every step of the way. So when you are looking to find a therapist in Edinburgh who specialises in loss and bereavement, be sure to make My Solutions Wellbeing your first port of call.
Grief Counselling for Children and Young People
Here at My Solutions Wellbeing, we understand the effect that losing a loved one can have on children and young people. That is why we offer dedicated and professional bereavement counselling services to children and young people throughout Edinburgh. Should your child, or a young person in your life be struggling to cope with death, be sure to get in touch with a member of our team today. When you are in need of grief counselling for children and young people, you can rest assured that we use specialist grief counselling techniques that are proven to benefit children and young people. To discuss your requirements, get in touch with us today, a member of our team will be happy to help.
Grief and Loss Counselling Techniques
As trained and skilled bereavement counsellors we use a range of grief and loss counselling techniques to help you. We understand that each and everyone of our clients are different, and will respond differently to techniques. That is why when you choose us for loss and bereavement counselling in Edinburgh we will help you through the grieving process with:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
This type of therapy aims to improve the mental health of the individual. CBT therapy, as it is also known, from My Solution Wellbeing focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviours. This helps to improve the emotional regulation and helps to develop personal coping strategies.
Person Centred Therapy
Person centred therapy or client centred counselling as it is also known, is a humanistic approach to grief counselling, which focuses on the ways that individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how the counsellor can interpret unconscious thoughts and ideas.
Motivational Interviewing Therapy
This counselling method is used to help people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities, this helps the individual to change their behaviour and thoughts. This process is practical and empathetic, and takes into consideration how difficult losing a loved one can be.
This combines CBT with meditative practices to help people who are suffering with chronic unhappiness. Helping to reduce levels of stress and anxiety.
Benefits of Grief Counselling
When it comes to grief counselling, you may be wondering what the benefits are and if you really need grief counselling? You’ll be pleased to know that counselling has a number of benefits including:
- Help to improve communication and interpersonal skills
- Greater self acceptance and self esteem
- Helps to change self defeating behaviours and habits
- Helps to express and manage emotions, including anger
- Helps to manage stress effectively
If you are struggling with grief, and don’t know how you can continue to cope with the loss of your loved one, be sure to get in touch with a member of the team My Solutions Wellbeing, who will be more than happy to help you.
Why Choose My Solution Wellbeing for Loss and Bereavement Counselling?
My Solution Wellbeing have been providing clients throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding areas with loss and bereavement counselling services for a number of years now. We are known for helping individuals to overcome their grief, helping with every stage of the grieving process. Having listened to our customer feedback over the years some of the reasons, that we believe you should choose us for bereavement counselling include:
- Friendly and professional team
- Caring and compassionate service
- Face to face grief counselling
- Home visits available
- Affordable private grief counselling
Frequently Asked Questions
Does grief counselling work?
We believe it does, and we have seen clients of ours improve thanks to the grief counselling services that we offer. With a range of different counselling techniques we are sure to find a technique that helps you in through your grieving journey. Bereavement can encompass a wide range of feelings, and our counselling services can help you to deal with the emotions you are feeling, whether that be depression, loneliness or anger.
How to counsel someone through grief?
Helping the bereaved can feel like a challenge if you aren’t a trained bereavement counsellor. Although you can support, love and care for an individual who is grieving at times they may need the extra support of a trained and skilled counsellor. If you feel this is the case, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today.
What is the grieving process?
There are five stages to grieving. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Here at My Solution Wellbeing we can help you through all stages of the grieving process, and even once you have accepted the loss of your loved one, we can be there for you during the year when you should be celebrating special occasions, so you can continue to celebrate but with the memory of your loved one present.
What to expect from grief counselling?
Depending on the grief counselling technique that is best for you, you may find yourself talking about your feelings after a loved one has died, or you may find yourself learning to cope with the range of emotions you are feeling. Each technique will provide a different experience, when you come to My Solution Wellbeing we will find the best grief counselling technique for you and decide on the best way forward. From here we will be able to let you know what to expect from your grief counselling with us.
How does grief counselling work?
Grief counselling works by helping you to cope with the feelings of grief, allowing you to remember your loved one with fond memories rather than grieving that they have passed over.