Best Therapists for Loss & Grief Counselling
Grief is a response to a loss of any kind. It may be the loss of a loved one, the loss of health after a poor diagnosis, the loss of jo...read more
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Feeling severe sadness
Having a sleep disorders
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First time from a long time to speak to someone understand me without talking alot
Always look forward to my sessions.
Daiana is a great listener, very empathetic towards my situation. She tries to come up with various ways to identify the problem and provide a solution.
I love how deeply he goes into what I say. The questions he asks to teach how I really feel about everything is immensely helpful.
kelsey is great with providing some technical solutions for the topics we discussed.
Though we aware following what he said. His input validated what we were doing. We did receive help with other aspects such us sibling rivalry and how to go about our child's education. I think Mr Theo is a pleasant and very helpful person. Would definitely recommend him to others.
My sessions were great, my therapist is very helpful and motivating.
Welcoming, calming, gentle.
I had a wonderful and constructive sessions with Manuel and Fitcy. I found Manuel to be very affable and he gave me the freedom to conduct our sessions in a pace where I am comfortable, this made it easier for me to discuss things i normally would not. My counseling was intended to focus solely on my stress triggers, but Manuel dug deep into my past and origins and helped me understand my issues and myself better. I would unquestionably advise Manuel to anyone trying to work through issues in therapy since he is very light to deal with, understanding and never judgmental."
I am very grateful that I made my life coaching session with Ms Beverly and to your team can say Thank you very much for helping me all the way of my session. Every session has a fruitful meaning in my life journey, a journey that I get more attached with God and positivity in life. I great attachment which I will carry on from the rest of my new journey. Its sad to say that I ended up already my 4 sessions however it was replaced of enlightenment courage what life it could be. Im wishing you(Ms Beverly) and the rest of your team to help more people experiencing difficulties straggle’s in life to enlighten and courage to love their life journey more positive way and attached to Gods purpose of life. Thank you very much and Godbless us all. ♥️
She’s amazing. Very understanding, very attentive, very smart.
Very comfy sessions and the therapist was hyper nice and knowledgeable
My sessions have been going well so far and I’m learning so much about my feelings, etc. I feel like I can count on someone when I’m dealing with problems and to see how I can cope with them.
Honestly speaking she’s probably the best therapist I’ve ever had, if you’re looking for cbt and recovery from anxiety and ptsd she’s the one to go for. But even if you’re struggling with anger and depression, separation, commitment, family and relationship problems she’s the one to go for. I tried so many different online services and offline similarly but started to give up until I actually gave fitcy health a go who matched me up with Elena. I’ve improved a lot even my friends and family notice it. No words would describe how much I really appreciate what Elena does and has done so far. I was dreading the feedback part because I was afraid of not having much time with her but seriously I wouldn’t want those who also need the help to miss out on what she has to offer and the management told me I don’t have to worry about that 😂. Elena, you are amazing!
Suzzanne is a good listener… Try her best to guide me through the therapy journey but with no judgment and with great support without making me feel negative about me or about my partner.
"Naina has been just amazing at what she does. She's always on her toes to figure out a way for all the problems I face.."
I am grateful to have a safe, non judgmental, healthy space where I can fully be myself
I am so relieved with her, she understand where I come from, also she respect my way of expressing things, she is very easy discussing my ideas, the homework she gave helps me to open my heart and mind for different direction, am attending to continue with her for more seasons.
"My sessions were very good. He is very caring and he listened carefully and I felt comfortable. He never saw himself someone who is better than me or look down in me. Actually, that was the most important thing to me. He showed me his interest in listening to me and that he understand what I felt which made me feel relive"
Gaston listens and gives advice in a non-judgmental and kind way. He makes me realize and understand different point of views and helps me think differently from what I’m accustomed to.
Very well done. Fatima helped me through a lot.
I have been putting therapy off for about 2 years. I've always had anxiety, and occasional panic attacks due to a lot of internal and external issues with life, and basically adulthood. The catalyst was actually starting my new job. It was a whole shift and I had to make major adjustments with my life and relationships. I'm only 2 months in, and already handling more than what I'm supposed to. I found myself crying day in and day out because of this, and I would isolate myself away from family. Nathasha listened with an open mind and heart, and had compassion and empathy. She gave me tips on how to better handle myself in situations during a panic/anxiety attack, and communication tips with my boss (who is my biggest obstacle at the moment). It's only been one session, but I can't wait for the next!
Amazing, has helped me work through lots of things, attentive and very supportive.
honestly idk where to start, fitcy helped me find gastón and he saved my life, i have been looking for affordable therapy for soo long and for years i wasn’t able to find until i found fitcy, then found my amazing therapist gastón, i love how flexible fitcy and gastón are
She is an excellent psychologist, really smart and insightful. She is definitely well-experienced as a psychologist as she able to understand and respond very well to my thoughts and emotions. I would definitely recommend her.
The sessions were really helpful, it made me understand myself more and I had a noticeable improvement with my mental health.
Seeing therapists can be daunting, Gaston makes it easy. He gets it, is able to help me break things down and work through everything, he’s brilliant!
Frequenty Asked Questions
Fitcy counsellors use multiple therapies for grief patients, but Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most effective. That helps the patient to be aware of their negative thought patterns. These thoughts can eventually affect the patient's behaviour, making it difficult to process the grief. The therapist will ask multiple questions about your feelings and emotions and help you come out of severe grief.
Grief counseling is a therapy that aims to help people deal with emotional, physical, social and spiritual loss. When a person loses something that they love, the death of their loved one will usually trigger a grief state in many people. Psychologists used CBT therapy to develop the awareness of negative thought patterns and stable the patient's behaviour to process the grief.
Grief Counsellor or therapist is an experienced healthcare professional who provides therapy sessions to patients who face serious personal loss or the death of their loved ones. Fitcy grief counsellors have extensive experience supporting their patients to cope with grief and resume normal life routines.
Consistent grief will trigger depression if it is not treated on time, and it's the hardest state of grief to deal with. Most of the time, the intensity of grief will be getting lower, but if it's steady and triggering the depression, getting a session from an expert grief counsellor will be the only way to resume life.
What is Grief?
Grief is a response to a loss of any kind. It may be the loss of a loved one, the loss of health after a poor diagnosis, the loss of job or the loss of a relationship. Leading to blues and sadness, grief is a challenging emotion to process.
What is the Process of Grieving?
Grieving is a very individualistic experience. It can lead to a range of emotions, including anger, denial, shame, guilt, sadness, and blues. There is a common misconception that there is a fixed way to grieve, often caused on account of cultural practices, but there is no set way of grieving in human psychology. Everyone processes their emotions in their way.
Furthermore, the duration of grief is also not set in stone. Some people might come to terms with the reality sooner, others might take more time. Similarly, even if you have processed your grief, it may hit you unexpectedly in the future.
What are the Symptoms of Grief?
Alongside sadness from the loss, grief can also cause:
- Irritable disposition
- Lack of sleep
- Memory problems
- Changes in attitude towards faith by either getting closer to God or away from God.
- Attempts to divert attention by working too much
What are the Different Types of Grief?
This type of grief accompanies an inevitable loss, for example, the death of a loved one with a terminal illness. Even though you are expecting the loss, it still shakes you up and causes immense grief and pain.
As the name also suggests, this type of grief takes a long time to resolve. It may even last for years at a time. Unresolved complicated grief can lead to isolation and loneliness as well.
In such cases, the loss is sudden, like an accident. In sudden loss, the feeling of grief is also generally accompanied by shock and confusion. Sudden loss can also lead to a lack of closure and denial.
What is Grief Counseling?
A grief counselor at Fitcy Health helps people cope with their loss and grief in a healthier fashion. They allow people to process their emotions, moderate their responses, and come to terms with the new reality.
How Long to Recover From Grief?
There is no fixed timeline for grief. Everyone comes to terms with their loss in their own time, and they should not be hurried along.
What Are The Five Stages of Grief?
While there is no fixed grief cycle, one theory presents five stages of grief, that are non-linear. These include:
Not being able to accept reality leads to denial and inability to process the information.
Once the loss is actualized comes anger, especially if the loss is sudden. It is also easier to be angry than to process grief.
In the bargaining stage of grief, people try to make a deal with fate or God, just to undo the loss.
Another stage of grief is depression, remarked by feeling blue, fatigue, dietary changes, sleep problems, and isolation.
The ultimate point is the acceptance of loss. It does not make the grief go away, but you stop fighting it.
How to Deal With The Grief of Losing a Pet?
At times, the loss of a pet is not considered worthy of grieving, which is a problematic concept. The death of a pet is still a big loss and grappling with it can be challenging. Simply getting a new pet is not the solution. Some helpful things to do include:
- Give yourself time to grieve
- Reach out to your loved ones
- Have a memorial service for closure
- Try to write about your feelings
- Redirect your energies to helping animals is stress
Why Does Grief Make You Angry?
Anger is one way people express their reluctance to accept the pain and the loss. It is also a stage of grief. Anger might also be rooted in the injustice of the loss.
What is The Difference Between Grief and Depression?
Grief and depression are sometimes used interchangeably, but the former is an emotion, and the latter is a serious disorder that effects around 4 to 5% of the UAE’s population.
While people tend to experience tears, sadness, loneliness, sleep and dietary changes, and lack of pleasure in both, the symptoms of grief tend to improve over time. However, depression does not improve without treatment.
How to Handle Grief Triggers?
Not knowing how to handle grief triggers can be a problem, as it can then cause one to become bereaved again. Not only is it emotionally taxing but it can also cause mood issues. Some ways to handle grief triggers are:
- Identify anything that upsets you and avoid if possible till you have recovered from your grief.
- Reframe your mindset to think more positive thoughts instead of wallowing in misery
- Work on making your mental health stronger. An expert at Fitcy Health can help you with it.
- Try to think of the good and happy thoughts about your loss, so rather than being sad, your mood improves.
How Can You Help People Grieving?
If someone you know is mourning and grieving, you can help them by:
Be there for them through their vulnerable time. Offer them emotional support alongside helping them through practical matters.
Some people feel better talking about the good memories that they had. Asking them about the good can help in improving their mood.
Be Patient With Them
Grieving can be a long process, and you cannot hurry it along. So, be patient with them.
Validate Their Feelings
It is important that you validate their feelings, instead of asking them to move on. There is no right or wrong in emotions, they just are. So, let them express their emotions in any way they want, as long as they are harming themselves or others.
Encourage Them to Get Help
Sometimes, time is not a good enough balm. Some people need help from experts to heal. So, do encourage them to get grief counseling at Fitcy Health. Since it is a remote setup, they can easily get help from the comfort of their home, so try to promote such positive ways of overcoming grief.