Grief & Loss Coaching
...because life doesn't go in straight lines and often takes more work than you think. Loss exacerbates existing anxieties and can really throw your life off course leading to behaviours that undermine a healthy life.
"I went to David with an evening, sofa drinking problem, I was burying myself. This came hand in hand with a fuggy head and anxiety. I didn’t know how to move forwards. I was completely stuck on a hamster wheel, spiralling down hill, slowly but surely.
David provided me with an emotionally and physically comfortable space, to explore all my anxieties and untangle the mess that I had become. He was honest, kind and he supported me to work out a clearer, happier way forward. So today I am walking on that path moving towards the choices that I clearly want to make. I feel empowered to take control of who I am and where I am going. I cannot thank him enough. I also know that he is always waiting in the wings helping me to fly again!"
'A' - Spring 2022
How I Help
A grief coach is a professional who helps people cope with the loss of a loved one or any other significant life change. A grief coach provides support, guidance, and coping strategies to help the grieving person process their emotions and move forward with their life. A grief coach does not offer therapy or counselling, but rather acts as a companion and a mentor for the bereaved. As a grief coach, some of the things that I can do are:
Listen to your story and validate your feelings
Help you to understand the stages and tasks of grief
Assist you in finding meaning and purpose in your loss
Help you to set goals and action plans for your recovery
Provide resources and referrals to other sources of support
Encourage you to engage in self-care and healthy coping behaviours
Support you in creating a new identity and a new normal after your loss
I can work with individuals or groups, and can use my experience across a wide landscape of loss, such as death, divorce, illness, or job loss. I can also work with clients who are anticipating a loss, such as those who have a terminal illness or are caring for someone who is dying and help clients to prepare for the inevitable and make the most of their remaining time.