Trauma and Grief
Dealing with the effects of trauma or bereavement can be extremely difficult, especially for children. Although loss and grief are a part of life, it can be overwhelming and painful to cope with these experiences. Children and young people have different understandings of their experiences, and sometimes have trouble expressing how it makes them feel. Processing of trauma and bereavement can be complex and nonlinear, and the emotions involved may present themselves at random, in outbursts of anger, excitement, or sadness. While some children are able to adjust to life after trauma or loss, some children have ongoing difficulties that interfere with everyday life and make it difficult to recall positive memories of their loved one. It is important to try to help children and young people to understand what they are going through in a way that supports them to process and overcome their difficulties. This includes allowing time and space for managing and working through stages of pain and grief, so that they can move on healthily.
It can also be particularly difficult for the parents or family members of children who have experienced trauma or bereavement. It can be hard to witness a loved one going through such experiences, which can cause extended feelings of grief and sadness. It is equally as important for people who are supporting others to take care of themselves too, and to ensure that they are looking after their own mental health and wellbeing. This can be difficult to manage, and sometimes additional professional support may be needed. Here at Surrey Therapy Practice, we have a team of experienced professionals who are specialised in therapy for children and adolescents, as well as families. We offer a range of therapy and counselling services available both online and in person in our practice in Banstead. Get in touch and make an enquiry here.
Therapies for Trauma and Grief include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic or Family Therapy, Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR