elderly couple mourning

Grief is an emotion triggered by loss which might be the death of a loved one, the dissolution of a relationship, loss of a job, a geographic move or any number of other losses. Many years ago, Elisabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler identified five stages of grief. These are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.  These are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with loss. However, it is important to recognize that the process of moving through these stages is not linear. It often takes many twists and turns, and you may, sometimes, get stuck and find it difficult to move forward. In my practice I use various interventions such as narrative therapy, emotional expression and EMDR to guide you through the process of grief.