Far too few people ask for help when a loved one dies.
Talking things through with a sympathetic professional helps many people through the most painful stages of grief and back into the world.
Here are some local services which may be of value. We have no experience with these services ourselves, so they are just pointers rather than recommendations.
Cruse Bereavement Care
01323 642942 crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Cruse offers practical information, advice, group counselling and 1:1 counselling. In Eastbourne Cruse takes telephone and email enquiries, provides a weekly drop-in session and offers 1:1 counselling to people of all ages including children and young people.
Winstons Wish is a charity concerned specifially with the death of children, which can be an awful thing to come to terms with. We’re not sure if they have any local services, but they have all sorts of resources which may be of help – click the headline to look at their site.
Its Good to Talk – see below for more information on the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the public.
We have over 40,000 members, who are counsellors and/or psychotherapists, working within a range of settings, including the NHS, schools and universities, workplaces and private practice, as well as third sector environments including voluntary, community and pastoral settings. All of our members work to BACP standards set out in the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.