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Grief and Loss

Grief is a normal reaction to change,  death and loss

Evolving Minds Counselling recognise grief is a normal response to change death or loss and can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviour, beliefs, feelings, physical health and relationships.  Intense feelings, such as sadness, anger, anxiety, disbelief, panic, relief, irritability or numbness may present.  Grief can also cause sleeping difficulties, headaches, nausea, aches and pains. 


Grieving can occur as the result of death, loss of  job, relationship, pet, house or an important possession such as a wedding ring.  Grief can also occur when a person is faced with a terminal illness. 


It is a myth people ‘get over’ grief as everyone grieves in their own way. 

Grief can be triggered by memories, significant events such as birthdays, anniversaries, smells and music. When this occurs, it can be difficult to manage the emotions and we can sometimes feel we have lost control.  


There is no right or wrong way to grieve however, grief does lessen with time as we learn to live a 'new normal'.  Counselling aims to work through the emotions, lessen the pain and find news ways to cope.

If you would like to know more or wish to book an appointment with one of our child psychologist, adult psychologist, counsellor or psychotherapist at Evolving Minds Counselling, you can do so by calling (02) 8519 4197 or by clicking on the button below to access our online booking form.  We are also NDIS Providers.