What is Grief?

Grief is a normal response to facing situations such as the death of a loved one, dealing with an illness or perhaps the loss or a relationship. Grief affects each person individually and everyone experiences and copes with loss in a different way.

Grief and loss often result in emotional responses such as shock, sadness, anxiety, panic and anger. These emotions can become overwhelming and interfere with daily life – such as making it difficult to think clearly, low motivation, social withdrawal and disturbed sleep.

Grief is normal and is a part of life that can either be temporary or extended. But, in the depths of grief, especially if alone, it is useful to be assisted or to be informed of ways to cope with grief and loss. And it can be comforting – even empowering – to find someone to talk to.

Counselling can help you manage and even overcome the symptoms relating to grief and loss by helping you understand and accept the factors underlying your emotional experiences and responses. Counselling can provide you with the skills to cope you’re your unique situation through an individualised therapeutic process with a suitably matched psychologist.

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Our counseling approach


We also understand that every client’s needs and preferences are unique. Nexus Psychologists are highly trained in a wide variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, and are able to draw from these to ensure that our clients receive the therapy that will be most beneficial to them.

We specialise in:
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Problem Focused Solution Oriented Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Relaxation and Meditation
  • Exposure Based Therapy

Psychologists in Melbourne who specialise in grief

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Contact us to know more about our intake process and what to expect from counselling. Speak to our friendly reception team on 9500 0751 Monday to Fridays between 9am and 6pm.