Grief is the term used to describe our reactions to a loss, that include thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physical symptoms. Although loss is a common human experience, grief can be complex, confusing, and multi-faceted, and completely different to other people’s experience.
We normally associate grief and loss with a death of a loved one or someone close, however it is presented in many other types of losses.
Types of loss
These reactions to loss are quite normal and natural, and in most cases a necessary part of the grieving process. Counselling can help you understand that grief is not a problem that needs to be solved, but a human experience that requires support, validation, acceptance, and recognition.