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"I knew I needed someone to talk to from a very early stage, and the knowledge that I could talk to someone who was closely involved with arranging the funeral was very comforting. Just the opportunity to understand that what I was experiencing was normal and that it was OK to feel that way made a huge difference."
Chester Pearce Associates is proud to offer Cruse trained counsellors to assist the bereaved in coming to terms with their loss.
Nothing prepares a person for coping with the awful reality of a bereavement, whether the loss is expected or not. At Chester Pearce Associates, we hold this philosophy:
- That grieving should be measured in years, not days, weeks or months.
- People need space and time to grieve. Each bereavement is an intimate and very separate journey, you cannot pigeonhole grief.
- People need to be made aware that grief, mourning and bereavement are not the same thing.
- People need to be aware that bereavement is a journey. There are no rules, and no time span.
- People need to be aware that bereavement is a normal reaction to loss, and that there is nothing wrong with that.
Chester Pearce Associates cannot wave a magic wand and bring back the person who has died, but we can undoubtedly help with the very intimate journey of bereavement, a journey that does not have to be taken alone.