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In Counselling for Grief and Bereavement, Second Edition Geraldine Humphrey and David Zimpfer take readers step-by-step through the skills needed to facilitate the process of grief, initiate healing, and promote a sense of growth. Providing a firm theoretical base, the authors discuss the concepts and categories of attachment, loss, and grief. Carefully chosen case examples are included throughout and specific attention is paid to ethics and to the possible need for referral.

Grief Counselling and Grief Resolution
Grief counselling and grief resolution

The process of grief is an individual journey. Although losses appear to have similar qualities, and there are universal dimensions of grief, each individual has unique issues to cope with and resolve. No two people grieve in the same manner or on the same timetable. Each individual is influenced by various perspectives at different times during the process. Thus, who comes for counselling, when, and with what issues is always idiosyncratic.

When asking the question ‘who comes’ for counselling, in general it appears to be those who are not able to get needed support from family or friends. This may be a result of not having family nearby, not feeling comfortable sharing deep emotions with family or ...

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