One to one support
For some of us it can be hard to return to normal life after a death. Extra support from a grief specialist can be really valuable.
One to one support
We offer one to one sessions with one of our trained bereavement supporters. These usually take place over the phone or via a video call. You’ll normally see one of our volunteers between one and six times.
What happens during a session?
In one to one sessions you can explore your grief with your bereavement supporter. You can talk about the person who died, how their death is affecting you, and how you are coping. Using counselling skills, your supporter will help you to understand what you are going through and develop coping strategies.
How can it help me?
One to one support offers a safe, confidential space for you to explore emotions. It helps to you explore feelings and thoughts and make sense of your world. It can be very helpful if you are feeling a lot of distress.
Does everyone need grief counselling?
If you’re struggling with grief, you might have been told you need counselling. But there’s actually a range of different things that can help if you’re finding it hard to cope:
Support in your area
We are experiencing a high level of demand for our services at the moment, which unfortunately means our waiting lists are longer than usual. This may mean we take a few months to offer you local support. Please bear with us whilst we try to meet this demand. If you are struggling in the meantime, please do call Samaritans on 116 123. Thank you for your understanding.Contact your local Cruse
It was such a relief to talk about my grief to someone who would listen and understand what I was going through.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions you receive will depend on your personal circumstances. However we generally recommend anything between one and six support sessions.
Our one to one support sessions take place either on the phone, over Zoom or in person. The choice of where the session takes place will depend on your personal circumstances and proximity to your local Cruse branch.