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Grief and Loss

We recognize that grief is a deeply personal voyage—a path that winds through emotions, memories, and the echoes of love.

Grief and Loss Counselling South Perth

At Discovery Family Therapy, we recognize that grief is a deeply personal voyage that winds through emotions, memories, and the echoes of love. Our grief counselling is a sanctuary where you can unfold your story, share your pain, and find solace in connection.


Common Reactions to Grief:

For many, some of the most common reactions to grief are:

  • Feelings of disbelief, confusion, anxiety, fear, sadness, anger, guilt and relief

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Loss of appetite.

  • Depression

  • Loss of concentration

  • Mood swings

  • Lack of interest in daily life

  • Numbness 

  • Shock


Grief can bring up confusing and complex emotions. Some people experience guilt or remorse about time not spent together; others might experience relief that a loved one is no longer suffering. Other people might feel irrational anger towards the person they’ve lost for leaving them – even if they didn’t have a say.


What are the stages of grief and loss?

There are many stages of loss and grief, including:

  • Denial

  • Anger

  • Bargaining

  • Depression

  • Acceptance


Thus, perhaps the most critical and demanding stage in a grieving process is acceptance — not some intellectual recognition but a fundamental reversal of a rigid, aggrieved perception of the world. This reversal is no easy task, especially without help. Our experienced counsellors use various Cognitive Behaviour Theories combined with Positive psychology theories to assist in dealing with loss and grief situations.

The Humanist Approach
  1. Honest Conversations:

    • We don’t shy away from the rawness of grief. No platitudes or clichés here.

    • Instead, we sit with you, listen, and honour your truth. Your loved one’s life matters, and their absence leaves an ache. Let’s acknowledge it together.

  2. Embracing Complexity:

    • Grief isn’t linear; it’s a mosaic of emotions—anger, sadness, guilt, even relief.

    • We hold space for all these feelings. There’s no right or wrong way to mourn; only your way.

  3. Remembering Lives Lived:

    • We celebrate the tapestry of memories—the laughter, the quirks, the shared moments.

    • Through storytelling, we weave threads of resilience. Your loved one’s impact lives on.


How We Support You:

Our counsellors will journey with you through your grieving process by offering compassionate and active listening. We offer practical guidance and help you find you discover your connections.

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Suite 5,
95 Canning Highway,
South Perth,

(08) 6114-1845

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