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The late stage Dementia grief process

The late stage Dementia grief process

Some of my work as a bereavement counsellor is to sit with the ones left behind. We work through ‘the grief process’…a clichéd yet necessary term for the gruelling journey each mortal must take in the dark face of loss. But is loss and grief only about death? What...

Depression

From the conversations I have had with people who have experienced depression, I have learned that no two people experience this illness in the same way. Some have had shorter periods (weeks) and others much longer (years), some describe being mildly affected whilst...
Loneliness and Isolation

Loneliness and Isolation

Loneliness Loneliness is the feeling of being alone, but a person does not actually have to be alone to feel lonely and this is often misunderstood. Many people choose to live and be alone and are very happy and not lonely. Loneliness is feeling alone and feeling...
Low self-esteem

Low self-esteem

Low Confidence or Self-Esteem Low self-esteem and low self-confidence are not the same things but they can be closely linked and one can influence the other. Most of us experience both of these from time to time, in fact always being confident and having high...
Grief, Mourning and Bereavement

Grief, Mourning and Bereavement

Grief How can counselling help? Many people find grief hard to understand, and harder to cope with. Some tell themselves they ‘should’ be feeling better by now or they can’t cope. Counselling provides a safe place dedicated to you to discuss whatever...

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