Grief & Bereavement Counselling

    Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage your grief through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
    Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage your grief through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
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    Learn about Grief & Bereavement

    Grief is the intense experience that we all go through in the tragic event of losing somebody we know. There is no right or wrong way to experience it and there is no specific time set on how long it should go for – everyone has their own individual process and this is normal. However, sometimes it has can have an effect that is much more severe, or lasts for much longer than what would be expected, and it becomes extremely difficult to cope on your own.

     

    Some of the effects of a persistent and extremely distressing period of grief can include:

    Intense sorrow and emotional pain

    Losing enjoyment from most aspects of your life

    Experiencing a long-lasting negative impact on your work or school performance

    You are using alcohol or drugs to manage your anger

     

    Although these are all a normal part of the grieving process, you should not have to feel as if you are not coping and that the feeling will never go away. Seeking help from a psychologist can help you to work through these emotions and feelings at your own pace.

     

    Our psychologists are highly experienced in working with someone through the process of grief, and in providing some relief through:

     

    Allowing you to let out any thoughts, feelings and emotions associated with the loss

    Enable you to tell your story and reflect on your relationship with that person

    Attempt to make sense of what has happened and gradually learn to accept the situation

    Educating you on other’s grief experiences to help normalise the emotions and responses you may have been experiencing

    Help to build back up your life and increase the number of positive experiences, activities and relationships you have

    Grief & Bereavement Psychologists

    Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for counselling for grief and bereavement. 

    Ilan Cohen

    Ilan has worked as senior clinical psychologist in some of Sydney‘s best known clinics including Bronte’s Sydney Clinic, St Vincent Hospital and numerous medical centres. He has worked with all population groups including children, adolescents, men and women of all ages.

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    Ross Leembruggen

    With over 22 years experience as a psychologist and executive leader, Ross has developed a highly professional suite of organisational and clinical skills to provide compassionate, caring and committed evidence-based psychological services to individuals and couples that makes a real difference.

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    Tracey Larkin

    Tracey has been a registered psychologist for more than 20 years and has worked with clients of all ages presenting with a range of personal, health, relationship and career concerns.

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    Seija Herat

    Seija takes a compassionate, open and validating approach in working with clients in order to establish a safe and supportive therapeutic alliance to assist throughout difficult and challenging experiences.

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    Chris Santalucia

    Chris has experience working with a diverse range of clients. This includes working with people with anxiety and depression, PTSD and trauma related recovery, relationship issues, family dysfunction, grief and loss, low self esteem and interpersonal difficulties and much more.

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    Michelle Kelly

    Michelle is experienced working with clients presenting for depression and anxiety in addition to those experiencing issues relating to substance use, emotional regulation and relationship challenges.

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    Jeanette McLean

    Jeanette has 27 years of experience as a psychologist. She has worked in private practice, as an Employee Assistance Provider (both internal and external) and as a teacher of counselling in a private counselling college.

    Jeanette has gained a lot of expertise working in many areas of psychopathology over the years and continues to enjoy ongoing professional development, offering a service of value.

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    John Capon

    John supports clients to overcome life challenges and to develop the psychological flexibility they need to be well and thrive. John has a keen interest in supporting people experiencing workplace issues and challenges in their professional life. He is passionate about working with athletes to help them to overcome challenges and achieve peak performance.

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    Christine Craig

    Christine has extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. Her work has involved working in private practice, in schools and as a therapist for children, adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum.

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    Kellie Little

    Kellie has experience working with adults suffering from psychological medical conditions and physical medical conditions which impact mental health, behavioural and cognitive medical conditions, substance abuse and lifestyle issues, sleep difficulties and chronic pain. Kellie has extensive experience managing how such factors affects a person’s capacity to obtain and maintain employment.

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    Renata Velan

    Renata has twenty years of experience, supporting women with a number of issues, including: stress, depression, anxiety, social isolation, grief and loss, pre and post-natal distress and parenting.

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    Kate Lemerle

    Kate has been working with people from many different walks of life, struggling to make many different changes in their lives, for over 40 years. Her work now is primarily with people overcoming anxiety and depression, with a special area of interest in counselling trauma from a positive psychology perspective.

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    Louise Brealey

    Louise has gained a wealth of experience working with clients from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, seeing clients ranging from school age to the elderly population. Louise is passionate about working with anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionistic/obsessive, compulsive traits, sleep difficulties and interpersonal issues.

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    Emma White

    Emma has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of presenting concerns. She has extensive experience working with clients who may be struggling with adjustment and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, eating and body image concerns and psychotic illnesses.

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    Nicole Walker

    Nicole has worked in a broad range of settings. She is a proud military psychologist with over 30 years total service in the Australian Army in various roles. She is a Solomon Islands and Afghanistan veteran. She has a particular professional interest in providing intervention to people suffering from anxiety and anxiety-related concerns.

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    Trisha Nowland

    Trisha has experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, community from different cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and LGBT+ community.

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    Nick Rayner

    Nick has experience working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents and adults. He also has extensive experience working with people with post -traumatic stress and anxiety disorder, including survivors of natural disaster s who may be recovering from bushfires cyclones and floods.

    Nick has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, low self -esteem and interpersonal difficulties.

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    Eva Macros

    Eva has over 20 years experience as a psychologist and she is committed to making counselling therapy a compassionate and collaborative process, so you feel supported throughout the process. Conducting sessions with genuine positive regard each client is valued for who they are.

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    Wendy Foers

    Wendy will work with you to develop the skills necessary to effectively manage challenges and enhance your emotional wellbeing. Wendy has developed methods that assist clients to empower themselves and restore their quality of life. She has seen first hand how patients become empowered with improved emotional intelligence and psycho-education.

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    Stephanie Cook

    Stephanie has had nearly three decades of working with a diversity of clients of all ages, issues and genres. Stephanie is keen to support you with with relationship issues, family issues, depression and anxiety, faulty thinking, self esteem, learning difficulties, stress, performance management and parenting.

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