Grief Psychologist Sydney
Grief is the emotion we feel at times of significant loss. This loss can be the death of a loved one; a relationship breakdown; a failed pregnancy; infertility; the loss of a job or role; or the loss of ability.
We experience Grief as an emotional “roller coaster” which may include feelings of disbelief, anger, shock, numbness, relief, confusion, sadness, and guilt. When we are grieving we often experience sleeplessness. Loss of pleasure, and loss of appetite.
Although Grief is a normal process, we can get 'stuck' in Grief. Some of us get stuck through using alcohol to cope with our feelings, isolating ourselves and withdrawing or by becoming aggressive. Depression can also develop from unresolved Grief.
Psychological therapy can help facilitate your grieving process; help manage your difficult emotions; reverse any unhelpful behaviours; develop any skills you may now need, and help you move forward in a positive way with your life.