Grief and Loss
Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion that may surface after an experience of loss – sometimes straight away, sometimes much later.
It is an entirely natural human response to feel grief, which may be expressed by crying, sadness, shock, guilt, or a complex mix of emotions. It may even be felt as physical pain.
Most often people experience grief when someone close to them dies. However grief is also a common reaction to other important personal losses, such as a relationship breakup, loss of a home, reputation, future, friendship or job. Sometimes when a person settles in a new country, they grieve the familiarity of their home culture.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve – no ideal sequence of stages that a person must follow. Each person’s form of grieving is intensely personal, and needs to be given time and understanding.
We provide a compassionate space for someone who is grieving and let them talk through all that is on their mind. Sometimes this alone can be healing, and a relief to be able to speak openly with a psychologist, rather than trying to explain the full extent of their grief to friends.
Call us on 1300 739 531 to make an appointment
- Phones answered Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 8pm, Saturdays 9-5pm
- After-hours appointments available weeknights to 8pm, Saturdays 9am to 4pm.
- Medicare and Private Health rebates can be processed at your session.
- For details on our psychologists, see Our Team.