Sligo Counselling for bereavement, grief and loss

Counselling workshops in Sligo and Dublin.

Grief is unique, there is no comparing one persons grief to another. No matter the loss, whether it’s the loss of a baby or a child the grief and recovery takes years. Coming to terms with grief will be difficult and not always linear. Grief needs time, it needs space, respect and kindness. After my own pregnancy loss, I decided to support others in their own journey. Through my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I have been privileged to work with and meet some amazing people and to hear their own personal stories of love and loss.

Having lost both my parents at a young age, it has also allowed me to understand and sit with those who have lost parents, to understand their grief. Their loss and their heartache. Grief is a normal process, grief is the response to love, grief is a process that is required after a loss, it allows us to make sense of the death, understand how we feel, then learn to live with the ever changing landscape of what that death has brought us. I facilitate talks, workshops, retreats and individual sessions for people who are navigating grief and loss.

› Bereavement Workshop. A small private therapy group workshop based in Sligo and Dublin. For those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

› Parental Loss Workshop. For those who have experienced the loss of a parent.

› Baby loss Workshop. For those who have experienced a miscarriage, still birth, baby or neonatal loss. Group therapy sessions in Sligo and Dublin.

‘Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning how to dance in the rain’

Grief and loss Counselling

There is no love without loss. The heartbreak of losing a loved one is hard to talk about, it feels painful, lonely, desperate, agonising, and confusing. We feel pain both emotionally and physically. When someone we loves dies, it’s final. They are not coming home. Trying to navigate these feelings alone can be very difficult. We try to understand what happened and why it happened. We might be caring for someone who lost a loved one, again we wonder how we might support them in their time of loss. It’s hard to talk about death. But finding a counsellor who understands your grief, can help you to navigate all the feelings of sadness. Grief can be full of guilt, fear, pain, regret and turmoil. What were the last words spoken between us before ‘he’ died. What if I could just have one more hour, one more day…… so many questions without answers.

With grief counselling there is empathic support and understanding. A trained counsellor understands grief, and understands that there is no one way to grieve. Just to know that grieving is normal, it is not a straight line, and it is not the same for all. Through talking about our grief we do have the ability to move slowly into hope, peace and understanding. Learning to live with a new ‘normal’ a new life without that person in it. Life is ever changed after a loss. We don’t get over our loss, we learn to navigate life with our loss, we learn to bring our loss with us into life.

What is Féileacáin?

It is a not for profit organisation that provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during or after pregnancy.