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  1. About Counselling and Miscarriage / Pregnancy Loss

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    Counselling for miscarriage and pregnancy loss in Basingstoke and Alton in Hampshire
    The loss of a baby at whatever stage, be it miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, termination for abnormality, stillbirth or neonatal loss, can be a devastating and isolating experience
    .  Very often there has been medical intervention, pain and associated trauma, which can deepen and extend the grieving process.

    However, the physical aspects of losing a baby are only part of the bereavement experience; there are also the loss of precious and personal hopes and dreams for and about your baby and the person they were to become. Sadly, couples may grieve very differently and there can be relationship hardships as a result.

    Counselling offers the chance for you to talk about your loss, either individually or as a couple. There is very often the need to create and nurture memories of your baby, no matter how small. Sometimes, having got though the initial distress, due dates, Birthdays and Christmases arrive, which can heighten the sense of loss again.

    For some, all that is needed are a couple of counselling sessions to allow time and space to tell their story without concern that others have ‘moved on’ and expect the same from you. Others may require more sessions to address deeper set issues that have arisen from their loss.

    Everyone is different and only you can know how you feel. We can discuss your needs and expectations in the initial consultation.

     

    Please visit my links page for further details of online and support and information.

     

    Debbie Kelly MSc is an experienced counsellor working in Basingstoke  in North Hampshire.  She sees clients experiencing life challenges concerning anxiety, depression, work stress, grief and bereavement, relationship difficulties and miscarriage/pregnancy loss. 

    Contact Debbie on 07590 572866 or email to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session.

    Debbie Kelly Counselling in Basingstoke and Alton Hampshire

  2. About Counselling and Depression

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    Many people experience low moods from time to time, but people suffering from depression can find it difficult to function in day to day life.

    Depression happens along a spectrum from mild to severe and can be of a chronic or long term nature, or acute with sudden onset.

    Common Symptoms of depression:

      • Disliking yourself or other people in general
      • Being preoccupied with negative thoughts, always seeing the worst in everything
      • Feeling irritable and intolerant
      • Lacking in energy and finding daily tasks an effort
      • Sleep disturbances, whether too much or too little
      • Altered appetite, eating too much or too little
      • Isolating yourself from others who would otherwise provide your support network
      • Tearfulness or shutting down of emotions

    Counselling can provide a space for you to express how you are feeling, helping you to identify coping strategies and ways to self-manage your symptoms. In cases of acute depression, there is often an underlying reason that can be explored in counselling, such as bereavement, loss of job or marital and family difficulties. Discussing these problems can alleviate the symptoms and make informed decisions clearer for you.

    In cases of severe depression, where your mood is very low, you may experience thoughts of self-harm. It is important to contact your doctor if this is the case as you may require medical treatment to alleviate your symptoms. Counselling can be used as a form of therapy along side medication from your doctor; it is important to discuss this with your doctor and counsellor for an effective collaborative approach.

     

    Please visit my links page for further details about online support and information.

     

    Debbie Kelly MSc is an experienced counsellor working in Basingstoke in North Hampshire.  She sees clients experiencing life challenges concerning anxiety, depression, work stress, grief and bereavement, relationship difficulties and miscarriage/pregnancy loss. 

    Contact Debbie on 07590 572866 or email to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session.

    Break through Depression with Counselling in Basingstoke and Alton Hampshire