How I can help you
Are you struggling to move on from a loss? Or can’t let go of grief? Do you feel emotionally 'stuck'?
Don’t struggle on with a broken heart alone, the most courageous thing you can do is continue to live and love.
Welcome to my page, I am Rachael based in Newbury and the surrounding areas of West Berkshire, Wiltshire and North Hampshire.
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space to work through your loss with compassion. I can teach you the tools needed to help you move on.
I discovered the Grief Recovery Method during my training to become a counsellor and it came at the perfect time to help me deal with my broken heart. I realised that for years I had settled for ‘less than’ in my relationships and in life. I have now turned that around and am now living authentically, creating a life that I want to live in and loving it.
The Grief Recovery Method is not therapy, but it is therapeutic, and it 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.
If you are lost after the end of a marriage, relationship, affair, or bereavement, I can help you. Call me for a no obligation chat to see how I can help you.
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
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
Loss of career
Loss of identity
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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.
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
Should I let my child go to a funeral?
A question we often get asked is “should I take my young child to a funeral?” Here is our advice.
Common Myths about the Loss of a Child
The loss of a child is truly devastating. But it does not have to mean that your life is over. Let's discuss some of the common myths around child loss and what they really mean.
Help for survivors of bereavement by suicide
If you've suffered a loss by suicide or are looking for bereavement counselling for suicide, we're here to offer support.
Learning to Let Go of Emotional Baggage
When people say, ‘You have to let go and move on,’ at the end of a relationship, but not many people give you the steps to teach you how to let go of emotional baggage.
Valentine’s When You’re Grieving
When you’ve experienced the death of your husband, wife, or partner, the lead-up to Valentine’s Day may cause you to want to hide undercover until it’s all over.
Eating, Drinking, Keeping Busy: How we're coping with a second lockdown
Have you been hiding or burying your feelings under food or alcohol? Or are shopping and TV your coping mechanism of choice? Here are some things to do instead.
- Learning to Let Go of Emotional Baggage Posted on 26th July 2021 at 16:04
- Should I let my child go to a funeral? Posted on 18th June 2021 at 12:48
- Common Myths about the Loss of a Child Posted on 13th May 2021 at 12:16
- Help for survivors of bereavement by suicide Posted on 31st March 2021 at 14:53
- First Mother’s Day without Mum Posted on 9th March 2021 at 16:09
- When motherhood isn't as expected Posted on 2nd March 2021 at 14:07
- Esther Rantzen - Living with Grief Posted on 17th February 2021 at 11:27
- Valentine’s When You’re Grieving Posted on 12th February 2021 at 16:07
- Eating, Drinking, Keeping Busy: How we're coping with a second lockdown Posted on 25th January 2021 at 12:25
- Stuck on a painful lasting image? Posted on 8th December 2020 at 15:14
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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.