Doing the work of grief can be difficult and exhausting. Although difficult it is important that we work through the stages of grief at our own pace and don’t try to avoid it, pretend we are OK or push our grief aside. Doing so could impact upon our mental health, perhaps causing anxiety, depression or other psychological or even physical problems.
The work of grief however doesn’t have to be done alone – it is very important to have the right support around you and this could be family or close friends. However sometimes we need a little more help, perhaps you don’t have access to the right people, or you may not want to feel a burden to others who are also grieving. Or perhaps it is hard to find someone who you can really open up to. That could be the time when counselling support could help.