There is no right or wrong way to grieve because we are all different.

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Bereavement, Grief and Loss

Although grief is a very normal human experience, it doesn't always feel normal, it can be confusing and lonely, we can feel anxious and low in mood, often feeling difficult emotions like fear and anger as well as happiness and guilt. Sometimes it can feel too much and we need someone else, outside of our circle to help us make sense of it.

 

I can be there alongside you, providing a safe and supportive environment where you can share what has happened and feel however you are feeling without judgment. You will feel heard. You will be able to look at ways to better manage the difficult emotions you are feeling and find ways of living your life whilst living with loss.

 

I work with people experiencing bereavement and grief due to:

  • A loved one that has died or is dying,

  • A traumatic or unexpected death,

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss

  • The loss of someone a long time ago,

  • The loss of a pet

  • Life transitions and difficulty

 

I also work with family, friends, and professionals supporting the grieving and dying. 

Other Types Of Loss

Grief and loss don't always arise because someone has died. We can feel this because of illness, in our relationships, and through times of transition. 

 

  • You may be wanting support with life transitions such as retirement, redundancy, separation, ill-health, or a diagnosis

  • You may be a parent seeking help with your new identity

  • You may be going through a divorce or separation or have been estranged from family members

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

 

I specialize in supporting anyone who has experienced the death of a baby during or after pregnancy.
With many difficult thoughts and feelings, having a place where you can be supported and feel safe to reflect, 
grieve, talk about your baby, and what you have been through, can be an important step.

 

You may be seeking support for a range of experiences:

  • Stillbirth and miscarriage

  • Termination

  • Your baby may have died not long after birth

  • You may be dealing with a pregnancy diagnosis or MTOP

  • Infertility 

  • Pregnancy after loss

There are so many ways we can be affected by Pregnancy and Infant Loss, and no matter what your family makeup, your personal circumstances, or relationship to the pregnancy or baby I provide a supportive, safe, and confidential space to reflect and deal with however you are feeling.

I also offer support for professionals working with the bereaved, 
including counsellors, doctors, midwives, and nurses.

 

I am happy to answer any questions you might have

or if you would like to arrange an appointment
please get in touch.

E-mail: contact@frankieaitchison.co.uk

Text or Phone: 07895 060 981

I am currently working Online via Zoom

and on the telephone

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