Grief Counselling

Change and loss come in many forms throughout our lives - there doesn't have to be a death 

for you to feel bereft, a deep sense of sadness, loss or grief.

And when that happens we're here for you.

lif​e 

/laɪf/ (say luyf)  noun (plural lives)

the condition which distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic objects and dead organisms. The distinguishing manifestations of life are: growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.

- Macquarie Dictionary, 2022

grief

/grif/ (say greef)

noun 1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.

2. a cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow.

[Middle English, from Old French, from grever GRIEVE]


verb (grieved, grieving)

–verb (i) 1. to feel grief; sorrow.

–verb (t) 2. to distress mentally; cause to feel grief or sorrow.

3. Obsolete to oppress or wrong.

[Middle English greve(n), from Old French grever, from Latin gravāre weigh down]

–griever, noun

–grieving, adjective

–grievingly, adverb 

loss

/los/ (say los)

noun 1. detriment or disadvantage from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.

2. a being deprived of or coming to be without something that one has had: loss of friends.

3. a bereavement.

4. the accidental or inadvertent losing of something dropped, misplaced, or of unknown whereabouts: to discover the loss of a document.

5. a losing by defeat, or failure to win: the loss of a bet.

6. failure to preserve or maintain: loss of speed.

7. destruction or ruin: the loss of Coventry Cathedral in World War II.

8. Commerce failure to recover the costs of a transaction or the like, in the form of benefits derived.

[Middle English; Old English los destruction, loss; related to LOSE]

bereave

/bəˈriv/ (say buh'reev)

verb (t) (bereaved or bereft, bereaving)

1. (usually in passive) to deprive ruthlessly, especially of hope, joy, etc.: bereft of all their lands.

2. (usually in passive) to make desolate through loss, especially by death: bereaved of their mother.

3. Obsolete to take away by violence.

[Middle English bereve(n), Old English berēafian, from BE- + rēafian rob]

–bereavement, noun

death

/dɛθ/ (say deth). noun 

the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of the vital functions of an animal or plant.

- Macquarie Dictionary, 2022