Caroline Gooch 

Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist 

Offering programmes in the Grief Recovery Method, the only evidence-based programme of its kind that has been helping people heal from all major life losses for over thirty years 
 

Caroline Gooch 

Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist 

Offering programmes in the Grief Recovery Method, the only evidence-based programme of its kind that has been helping people heal from all major life losses for over thirty years 
Aoife Douglas Grief Recovery Specialist
Aoife Douglas Grief Recovery Specialist
 

How I can help you 

Are you or the children your care for/work with feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, or struggling with anxiety? 
 
Do you feel you both need some help after this last year? 
 
If so, I have a bucket of tools I would like to teach you to help both of you. 
 
I am Caroline, I am an educator and mentor well practiced in listening without judgement or criticism - giving you a safe place to acknowledge what you are feeling and empower you with life skills to achieve a more balanced life. 
 
I work with both big people and small people using the Grief Recovery Method and Helping Children with Loss. My approach is practical and down to earth, combining my love of nature and creative training style to teach life-long emotional literacy tools that will work for you. 
 
I am straight talking and intuitive in my approach to working with parents, family members, educators and volunteers that work with children.  
 
I also work with young adults 18+, helping them to explore their emotional life challenges, and give them the tools they need for a balanced approach to all aspects of their life. 
 
I am active in my community with a number of projects to give help those that need help with anxiety, stress and other emotions that are limiting in their life. 
 
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more by booking a free, no obligation consultation call here
 
To learn more about me you can visit 

Over 40+ life losses can leave us feeling bereft 

When we think of bereavement, we usually think of the death of a loved one. Most people looking for bereavement counselling or a grief coach only feel entitled to do so if someone close to them has died. 
 
However there are over 40 different personal losses that can leave us feeling devastated, heartbroken, lost, hopeless and ultimately cause the same emotional and physical symptoms of grief.  
 
The Grief Recovery Method is unique in that it is applicable to any and all kinds of loss. Each Certified Grief Recovery Specialist has been trained to guide grievers without judgement, criticism or analysis. We do not compare losses and we know that every griever is unique. 
 
Not only can the action steps within the Grief Recovery Method be applied to any type of loss, they can be used again and again with any future losses that occur - once you have participated in a Programme, you will have all the tools you need to cope with loss later in life. 
Death of a loved one 
Divorce, separation, breakup 
Estrangement of family members 
Miscarriage 
Infertility 
Abusive or absent parent 
Loss of safety due to trauma 
Death of a pet 
Retirement, empty nest 
Loss of health 
Loss of finances 
Loss of faith 
Relocation 
Loss of career 
Addiction 
Loss of identity 

Evidence Based 

The Grief Recovery Method is the only evidence-based grief programme in the world. Research published in peer-reviewed journals has shown that it makes a measurable, positive difference in people's grief journey.  
 

Testimonials 

"I recently did the Helping Children With Loss programme and had some great training from Caroline. After reading the book and completing the course, I feel that I now have the tools to help me deal with the losses my children have experienced.  
 
"I found Caroline very caring and considerate in the way she delivered the information to me. Following this course, I have now decided to do the Grief Recovery Programme. Thank you Caroline for all your help; I have learnt so much from your sessions. You have given me the confidence to help my children deal with any losses they may experience in the future. I would highly recommend this programme to anyone helping their children heal from any major losses they have had." - Pauline 
 
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"Kempsford Primary have recently received some great training from Caroline whilst completing the Helping Children with Loss programme. During each session, we were able to reflect on current practise and could see how some of the ideas from the programme could have a positive impact on the children at our school.  
 
"Caroline presented the information clearly and consulted us throughout, making sure that what was being delivered was relevant to us. We are now reviewing our current provision to include some of the Helping Children with Loss ideas." - Claire McLaughlin 
 
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"I started to work with Caroline in September 2020, I had been suffering with several losses and as a young person I needed some guidance and a heart with ears. I find Caroline to be so caring and considerate. Caroline worked with me and helped me to complete the Grief recovery programme in a way that suited me and at times that suited me. I thought coming into this programme while doing college work at the same time would be extremely difficult, but Caroline has prioritized me and my needs above her own. She is a pleasure to chat to and not only did I learn from her the ways of the Grief Recovery Method but I have gained a new friend.  
 
"I love to call Caroline and chat with her before our sessions. Caroline has been nothing but helpful and kind to me and I would highly recommend anyone suffering with loss of any kind to speak to Caroline. There is no judgement, only kindness and great listening skills. Caroline has a diverse way of communicating, she doesn’t interrupt and she always says the right things. I feel like I can talk to Caroline about absolutely anything and she will know exactly what to say! Caroline has the kindest heart and has assisted me so much on my journey to feeling complete with my losses!" - Isabel 

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Helping Children with Loss 

Helping Children with Loss
In addition to Grief Recovery Method programmes for grievers, I also offer courses for adults - parents, teachers and professionals - who would like to be better equipped to help the children in their care cope with losses of any kind. 
 
The ACEs-informed Helping Children with Loss programme uses the same principles of the evidence-based Grief Recovery Method but adapts them for use with children of all ages and ability level.  

Connect online 

Connect Online 

Learn more about the Grief Recovery Method on your own: 

Videos 

Bereaved Mum Nicky Clifford recommends The Grief Recovery Method 
From devastating bereavement to Grief Recovery - Jill Attree's story 
A brief introduction to the Grief Recovery Method  

Articles 

  • Hope For Those Bereaved By Child Loss
    "I was in a very dark place and felt like I was going to drown in hopelessness." The loss of a child is truly devastating, it is the worst thing that can ever happen to a parent.
  • Baby Loss, Isolation and a Wave of Light
    Taking place 9th-15th October every year, Baby Loss Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.
  • Helping Children With Recovery
    As a new academic year begins, you may find many children need extra support and encouragement as they try to recover from two academic years full of disruption and uncertainty.

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Grief Recovery 1 to 1 Programme 

This step-by-step course shows individuals how to complete the actions necessary to recover from grief in seven 1-hour sessions. Taking place in a safe environment with a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, it provides a genuine alternative to counselling or therapy. It is a powerful, dynamic, sensible and accessible programme that is genuinely for anyone willing to take the necessary actions to help themselves. 
 
The programme is task based with weekly homework assignments using the Grief Recovery Handbook as the reference book. 

Grief Recovery Helping Children with Loss 

The Helping Children with Loss programme is for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children in a professional environment. It provides adults with the same tools and techniques used in the evidence based Grief Recovery Method, so they can assist children and young adults of any age or ability level through a loss. 

Grief Recovery 1-1 Online 

This evidence-based, step-by-step course will help participants complete the actions necessary to recover from grief in seven 1-hour sessions that take place online with an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. It is a powerful, dynamic, sensible and accessible programme that is genuinely for anyone willing to take the necessary actions to help themselves. 
 
The programme is task based with weekly homework assignments using the Grief Recovery Handbook as the reference book. 

Grief Recovery Helping Children with Loss Online 

The Helping Children with Loss programme is an online course for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children in a professional environment. It provides adults with the same tools and techniques used in the evidence based Grief Recovery Method, so they can assist children and young adults of any age or ability level through a loss. 
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