Mrs Glenys Benford-Lewis
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: GB00P02
Through personal experience of bereavement 39 years ago I recognised the lack of support available and how much of a taboo the subject of death was. I find that in many ways, this is still the case today.
I believe that death is a part of life. However, the circumstances, relationship and impact of a death can intensely affect how we get through the process of grieving.
A talking therapy can help individuals, couples or groups of people to work through the life changing experience presented by circumstances of loss and bereavement. Death affects everyone – though each of us differently – and having the opportunity to share our thoughts and feelings can support the grieving process. Bereavement counselling is about creating a safe comfortable space for another to share their thoughts, feelings, fears and hopes for the future.
In my experience early intervention can prevent more long term problems. Research has shown, especially with children and young people, that such support can make them more resilient as people, in many cases preventing long term health issues and enabling them to find their way in the world.
I also provide counselling for a range of issues including Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Personal Development, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Womens Issues, Work related issues
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in working with Children and Young People
Certificate in Education
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken