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Navigating grief is a journey unlike any other. It's a path marked by the complexities of loss, where emotions ebb and flow, and the landscapes of one's inner world shifts with each passing moment. As your therapist, I want you to know that I am here to accompany you on this journey, offering support, safety and guidance.

Grief is not a linear process; there is no right or wrong way to grieve. It is okay to feel a range of emotions - sadness, anger, guilt, confusion, numb, or even moments of unexpected relief. Your feelings are valid, and it is helpful to give yourself permission to experience them fully.

During our sessions, we'll explore these emotions together, providing a safe space for you to express yourself openly and without judgement. Through compassionate listening and empathetic understanding, we'll delve into the depths of your grief, unravelling its layers and uncovering the underlying truths that lie beneath.

In addition to processing your emotions, we'll also work on coping strategies to help you navigate the challenges of grief in your day-to-day life. Whether it's practicing mindfulness techniques, engaging in self-care activities, or cultivating a support network, we'll tailor our approach to meet your unique needs and circumstances.

It's important to remember that healing takes time, and there is no set timeline for grief. Some days my feel overwhelming, while others may offer moments of respite and peace. Whatever you're experiencing, know that you are not alone. I am here to walk alongside you, offering support, encouragement, and validation as you navigate the twists and turns of your grief journey.

Together we will honour the memory of who and what you've lost while also embracing the possibility of the growth and transformation that lies ahead. Through our work together, my hope is that you'll find healing, resilience, and a renewed sense of hope as you continue on your path forward.

For support with your grief call Jan at Hope Island Clinical Psychology on 0451 477 334.

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