Throughout 2021 I will be writing about loss, grief and bereavement. My own experiences of losing friends and family suddenly, how it affected me and those around me. I’ll also be looking at the grief that many of us have felt from early 2020 due to huge changes as a result of Covid-19. I hope you will find it helpful, for you & those in your life.

The ball and the jar

Picture a glass jar. Inside that jar there is a ball. The ball is jet black. Today that ball can only just fit inside the jar because it is so big, there is no room for it to bounce around inside the jar once it’s there. There’s not much space for anything else inside that … Continue reading The ball and the jar

Can anxiety be caused by grief?

We’ve all heard about grief – the feelings which follow a bereavement or loss. The death of someone, the end of a relationship, a huge change in lifestyle. . . Grief can come from many things. You’ve likely also heard about anxiety, you may even experience it yourself, the tightness in your chest, the constant … Continue reading Can anxiety be caused by grief?

Helpful articles (originally published on Counselling Directory website, 25th February 2021) (originally published on BACP website, 9th April 2021) (originally published on Counselling Directory website, 12th May 2021) (originally published on BACP website, 12th August 2021)

Am I crazy?

Sometimes when we’re grieving it can make us feel this way. Over the years I have lost family and friends, some expected due to illness and some – including the most recent – very sudden and completely unexpected. For me, I found that the expected deaths, although still incredibly painful were somehow a little easier … Continue reading Am I crazy?


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