When someone we care about dies we can be left with a range of thoughts and feelings, like:
- Thinking of things we meant to have said but never did.
- Thinking about them in the places we use to visit together.
- Wishing they were still alive.
- Feelings of anger because they’re not here anymore.
- Blaming ourselves or others.
- The list goes on . . .
Being able to talk with a counsellor who is not in your family or a close friend, can be helpful in enabling you to understand your thoughts and feelings. This can help you begin to come to terms with the death and make sense of your grief.
For some people talking can be difficult so art and drama therapy can be useful ways of helping you to express your feelings.