Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice in Newcastle, North Shields and Whitley Bay

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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 a variety of people experiencing bereavement and grief:

  • You may have a loved one that has died or is dying,

  • You may have experienced a traumatic or unexpected death,

  • You may have lost someone a long time ago and be struggling to deal with this,

  • You may have experienced the loss of a pet,

  • You may be family, friends, and professionals wanting to know how to better support their grieving and dying loved ones. 

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 helping people who have experienced the death of a baby in or after pregnancy. This is a very particular type of loss and can be extremely difficult, causing feelings of devastation, confusion, fear, anger, and emptiness.

 

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 very helpful.

 

You may have experienced the following:

  • Stillbirth, miscarriage, a termination.

  • Your baby may have died not long after birth

  • A pregnancy diagnosis

  • Infertility and IVF

  • Pregnancy after loss

 

There are lots of ways we can be affected by Pregnancy and Infant loss, you may be a Mum or Dad looking to talk about your baby and your birth experience, you may be a Grandparent, a sibling or friend. This may have happened very recently or maybe many years ago. You may wish to talk about dealing with family life after loss, how you support a partner or your baby's sibling.

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

If I can 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 work in Newcastle, North Shields, and Whitley Bay