One-to-one bereavement counselling is designed to help someone explore their emotions. Your relationship was special and unique – we help you to explore that connection and navigate your bereavement.  Some sessions may make you feel anger or sadness but these are natural parts of the process of bereavement.

Turning to bereavement counselling after the loss of a loved one is not an admission of weakness, but instead it is an admission of the strength to seek help when it is needed.

Our Family Support Co-ordinator, Ella, is a trained counsellor who can offer emotional and psychological support to you and your family if you feel that you are struggling. Ella can discuss a variety of things with you: worries about your relationships, physical changes, sharing your wishes, loss, anxiety, and depression. You can meet with Ella individually, or as a family, which can be helpful in opening up conversations at this difficult time. 

You can ask your GP or community support team to refer you for this service, or you can speak to a member of our team whilst here at the hospice. Ella is available on 01323 434257.


One-to-one consultation will continue for as long as you may need it to and the likelihood of continuing will be discussed by the counsellor and bereaved as the sessions progress.