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What can I expect from therapy for bereavement?

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London based clinical psychologist Emma Smith describes what patients can expect during bereavement therapy (helping them to move beyond their grieving) and addresses possible complications. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://staging-thechelseapsychologyclinic.kijodev.com

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Bereavement counselling could offer you a space to actually adjust to the loss of your loved one, to process the feelings associated with the loss, and to start to put more energy into other areas of your life, with a focus on moving forward rather than staying stuck in the grief. So those are the kind of areas that we could focus on. And also if there’s particular complications around the loss, people can find it particularly hard to grieve and move forward in their lives if they’ve got very mixed feelings towards the person who’s lost. If there was anger and resentment, as well as sadness, or if the person died by suicide, that could really complicate your reaction to the loss. Also, if someone particularly close to you that you shared every day life with, then actually starting to move on and rebuild a life that’s going to look very different to what it was before can be an incredibly challenging and painful task. So having faced and support of a therapist at that time could help with that process.

Dr Emma Smith

Dr Emma Smith

19 June 2022

"Dr Emma Smith completed her BSc (Hons) at the University of Warwick, an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Christ Church Canterbury University. She worked as a clinical psychologist in a specialist service in a Central London NHS Trust until moving to Sussex where she now works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and continues to offer sessions with The Chelsea Psychology Clinic online."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.