Grief is another much misunderstood and perfectly normal part of the human condition. Where we frequently go wrong is when we don’t allow ourselves to experience a loss, or we don’t spend enough time working through our grief. Typical examples of this are the person who goes back to work the day after a loved one’s funeral, thinking it will at least take their mind off the incredible pain and upset they are feeling. The common result is that we end up “stuck in grief” whereby our thoughts are continually on the loss, and ordinary life feels like it is just passing us by. Another common feature of grief and loss is people thinking it is only about bereavement, when it covers so many other parts of our lives as well. We can, for example, experience deep and long lasting grief around a professional disappointment such as a missed promotion at work, or the end of a relationship. Like the loss of a loved ones these have to be worked through with a supportive therapist.

How Gestalt Psychotherapy Can Help You?

The literal translation of Gestalt in German is whole, and in many senses, therapy offers the potential for you to feel whole and live your life accordingly.

1-on-1 Counselling

Weekly 50 minute sessions in person or online.

Individual Coaching

Career therapy and counselling to aid your professional life.

Couple Therapy

Weekly Couple Counselling in a Safe Non-Judgemental Space.

How Long Will I Need Therapy For?

We usually agree six sessions and review how things are going at that stage. How long therapy continues for is very much a matter for you.

Your mental health is of paramount importance at all times, which is why the sessions are geared completely around you. Our goal is solely about helping you.

  • No individual is the same, so no therapeutic approach should be identical. This is very much about tailoring the therapy to you.
  • My approach is warm and empathic and initially exploring not only how you can be helped, but how you also begin the process of allowing yourself to be helped.
  • We aim to develop your awareness about yourself and your relationships, then mobilise for positive change. Many excel when it comes to numbing themselves which, as we say in Gestalt, might have been useful once, but if (often) unlikely to be helpful now.
  • Loss I believe is what is behind how we numb ourselves with alcohol, drugs, or gambling and because it is hidden, we end up not dealing with it. Therapy brings empathic light to our darkness here.

Work Therapy Benefits

Because we become more available through therapy it has professional benefits too. This comes from our carrying less, so that we can perform more. The change I can assure you is exciting and fulfilling.

Book your appointment now or feel free to call 07492-404599 or email office@eastlondontherapy.net