Grief is an intense emotional and physical reaction which is experienced at times of loss.  This can include loss through death, divorce, or other separation.  It can also include loss associated with infertility, a failed pregnancy, illness and/or disability, or the loss of a job or other important role.There are a range of emotions associated with grief including sadness, shock, numbness, confusion, anger, and guilt.  Some people may experience sleeplessness, loss of appetite, and intense loneliness, however no two people will experience grief in the same way.

While grief is a normal reaction to loss, sometimes people feel stuck in grief or develop depression.  Problems can also arise when people turn to maladaptive ways of coping with grief such as isolation and withdrawal, or using drugs or alcohol.

Psychological therapy can help you manage difficult emotions associated with grief, help you modify any unhelpful behaviours or thinking patterns, and help you to develop adaptive coping skills.

Adjustment Disorders

An Adjustment Disorder is a temporary condition caused by a stressful event or situation.  It is associated with emotional and behavioural symptoms such as low mood, sadness, worry, anxiety, insomnia, poor concentration, and anger.

Psychological therapy can help you minimise or eliminate the cause of stress, manage symptoms of distress, and develop effective coping strategies.