After the loss of a loved one and struggling to cope with the grief, some individuals or families try grief therapy, which is also known as bereavement counselling. This is to try and help them come to terms with the death of the loved one.
One of the main aims of counselling is to help bereaved people work through any problems that they are having in while in a safe and supportive space. A trained professional, known as a Counsellor, will guide them through therapy and try to help them understand their thoughts and emotions in greater depth.
Therapy is usually a one-to-one session between the client and Counsellor. This is where people are able to discuss any personal and psychological problems that they may be experiencing. Within the session the Counsellor may ask various questions, get individuals to participate in therapeutic activities such as drawing or writing, or they may use other techniques such as hypnotherapy and mindfulness. A Counsellor may use elements of many different therapy types, they will choose the most suitable technique that suits the persons individual needs.
BCBS offers bereavement counselling via phone, Skype or in face to face sessions.