Clare Spiers 

Certified 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 
 

Clare Spiers 

Certified 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 

Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Clare and I am based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. You are in the right place to begin your Grief Recovery. The goal of The Grief Recovery Method is to reduce isolation by increasing participation.  
 
I discovered the Grief Recovery Method when I felt lost, confused and in a lot of pain. I recognised that I was experiencing deep grief and I wanted to find an alternative to therapy and counselling to help myself move beyond the pain.  
 
A New Perspective 
Whilst recent losses (redundancy and the sudden loss of a family member to COVID) bought me to Grief UK, I came to realise, as I was learning the Grief Recovery Method, that I had a significant amount of unresolved grief as a result of a family suicide in my childhood. Whilst it was somewhat daunting to revisit my experiences, I knew this was where my true recovery would begin.  
 
The Grief Recovery Method is not therapy or counselling. It is about recovery rather than discovery. It is a fully supported set of actions to move beyond the pain. Recovery does not mean you forget; it means giving you a healed perspective rather than living from the place of pain.  
 
Learn Emotional Literacy Life Skills 
The Grief Recovery Method is a life skill. It has helped me tremendously, I feel lighter, and independent studies have proven that it works. As a result, I also learnt that I felt deeply compelled, (that it is my purpose even), to help others move beyond their pain. Previous participants have also reported having experienced recovery from physical illnesses as a result of completing the programme.  
 
My background as a professional working with people in the field of personal development for over 20 years means that I can offer you an empathic and supportive base to work from. I can work with you on 1-2-1 (face to face or online) or in a group setting to help heal your heart. All sessions are confidential and are conducted in a safe space.  
If, like I was, you are dealing with the conflicting emotions as a result of grief, perhaps as a result of: 
 
The loss of a loved one recently, or a long time ago and hoped that time would heal the pain. 
A relationship breakdown. 
Losing your job. 
Having lost a cherished pet. 
Not knowing how to support your children deal with a loss. 
 
Please don’t hesitate to book a call to explore how The Grief Recovery Method can help you. I hope to hear from you soon. 

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.  
 

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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 

  • 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.
  • Can the Passage of Time Really Mend a Broken Heart?
    Over the years, many grievers have shared with us that they have been told they can’t start working on recovering from their loss for at least the first six months. The idea being that you will start to feel better after a while - because time is a great healer. At Grief UK we know ​that time doesn't heal a broken heart...
  • Forgiveness and Setting Yourself Free From Regret
    Have you lost a loved one to COVID-19? While all grief is felt at 100% and you can’t compare losses, COVID bereavement has had extra layers of grief to unpick.

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Book your place  

Grief Recovery Group Programme 

Experience the power of Grief Recovery in a group setting. 8 two-hour sessions with a maximum of 12 people. The programme is task based with weekly homework assignments using the Grief Recovery Handbook as the reference book.  
 
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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. 

Grief Recovery Method Pet Loss Support Group 

The Grief Recovery Method Pet Loss Support Group is an 8-week, step-by-step group course in how to complete the actions necessary to recover from grief. It is not a drop-in group; nor is it counselling or therapy. In a safe, comfortable setting led by a trained Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, you will meet others who have also suffered from the loss of their beloved animal companion. 
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