Ros Welch is located in the beautiful village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, convenient for Aylesbury.
One of the areas I specialise in is Bereavement Counselling. The following is an extract from a recent article:
The ‘stages’ often talked about by bereavement therapists of; shock and denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are just a guide, we all grieve differently. “The stages are responses to feelings that can last for minutes or hours as we flip in and out of one and then another. We do not enter and leave each individual stage in a linear fashion. We may feel one, then another, and back again to the first one” (KR)
Some of us have had anticipatory grief, watching a parent deteriorate through illness, seeing a little less of the real them with every visit or a reversal of roles as they need nursing care.
You may have been anticipating the loss of the second parent but the knowledge that with the loss of your final parent you become the older generation can be just one of the issues that brings unexpected feelings from guilt to abandonment.
I have chosen some poignant phrases from two excellent books which may resonate with your own particular situation.
“We may function quite well as an adult but it is not until we lose the last parent that we discover just how close to the surface the child within has been lurking”(JB)
I also specialise in the following :
Together we identify goals with realistic outcomes in acceptable timescales. We work positively to make a lasting difference to accept the past, make change in the present, and enhance the future.
Unexpected change can be difficult to manage, it can be hard to think straight given the busy lives we lead, trying to make sense of the unpredictable can leave us anxious, stressed and angry. Life’s changes; redundancy, bereavement, loss, illness or broken relationships can leave us in tatters and Counselling can help you on your journey to acceptance.
“It was very easy to talk to Ros, the sessions were relaxed and comfortable, I felt really heard. She often challenged me and my ideas, I felt I learnt something at every session, I gained insight and self- awareness, it was like a layer of skin being peeled from my eyes.”
“I had always suffered low self esteem and never knew why, Ros was the 1st person who understood, she helped me see things from a different perspective. I feel confident and look forward to my future.”
Following a successful career in design, marketing and finance, following a series of life-changing events I became inspired me, now in my 50′s, to channel my experiences into helping others as a counsellor.
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