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.
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.
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.