The Benefits and Considerations of Establishing Peer Support

In 2005, I established a peer support group for pregnant women suffering with stress, depression and anxiety. Back then, it was estimated that around one in 10 pregnant women were suffering with ante-natal depression and other types of poor mental health in pregnancy; I had been one of them (you can read my story here).Continue reading “The Benefits and Considerations of Establishing Peer Support”

Grief, Loss and COVID-19

Note to the reader: This article is in response to the coronavirus outbreak, and discusses death and dying. It also explores how we may recognise grief and loss, even when no one has died. As the number of deaths continues to rise in the U.K. and around the world, many are facing grief in waysContinue reading “Grief, Loss and COVID-19”

Understanding bereavement and why society needs to change its views on grief

The news that Prince William surprised well-wishers outside Kensington Palace on what would have been his mother’s birthday, has sparked a discussion on social media about the “right” way to grieve. ITV’s Loose Women joined in the conversation asking their followers how they mark the anniversary of the death of a loved one. Let meContinue reading “Understanding bereavement and why society needs to change its views on grief”

Understanding bereavement: why society needs to learn about grief

In 2019, Prince William surprised well-wishers outside Kensington Palace on what would have been his mother’s birthday, and it sparked a discussion on social media about the “right” way to grieve. “Shouldn’t people be “over it” by now?” ITV’s Loose Women joined in the conversation asking their followers how they mark the anniversary of theContinue reading “Understanding bereavement: why society needs to learn about grief”

Grief Counselling for Bereavement and Loss

I started my therapeutic career providing bereavement support and working particularly with those bereaved by murder and suicide.   This included supporting clients through the inquest process and attending coroners court. There are many different ways you may recognise you’re grieving. You may find yourself feeling angry one minute and completely lost the next. YouContinue reading “Grief Counselling for Bereavement and Loss”