Why counselling for bereavement is a must for grieving families

As a counsellor, I have had several years experience in bereavement related issues.  One of my previous positions was at A Beautiful Funeral.  For nearly four and a half years there, I was a Civil Funeral Celebrant and Bereavement Counsellor.  From my experience, its role cannot be underestimated.

What can City Centre Therapy do?

If you have lost someone, we can support you and your family.  We can also offer you pre-bereavement care and help you to articulate your feelings.

Naturally, you will face shock and numbness.  You may be tired or exhausted, or be angry towards the person who has died.  You may have feelings of regret and guilt.  There are four stages of bereavement and these are:

  • Acceptance of the fact your loss is real;
  • Experiencing the pain of your grief;
  • Adjustment to life without the loss of your loved one; and,
  • Applying less emotional energy, enabling you to channel your energies towards something new.  In other words, moving on.

With Bod Cantwell’s experience, he will make sure you are supported through transition with confidence and compassion.

Talk to us

If you have any queries, call Bod on 07811 843561, or send him an email with the form below.  We shall get back to you as soon as possible, with all enquiries dealt in the strictest of confidence.


Bods compassion and kindness with his knowledge and skills helped me through one of the toughest periods of my life. Losing my partner shattered my life and I thought I could never be happy again. Bod helped me understand the ability to have conflicting emotion at the same time and through time I started to feel a touch of normality (well a new normal). That was a year ago and I visited Bod for a booster session. The difference in myself I cannot believe and it really is possible to find a new normality even after something so devastating.

Jenny – Bereavement