The Bereavement Counselling Service

The Bereavement Counselling Service

Charity information

The Bereavement Counselling Service

We are a specialist bereavement counselling service for those people affected by a traumatic loss. Our clients often come to us as the result of a suicide, death of a child, murder, violent or sudden death. We also see those people who have 'complex grief'. Those people referred to us are often unable to function on a daily basis and present with symptoms such as anxiety, flashbacks, depression and social phobias. They may be dependent on prescription medication and are often unable to work.

Founded 1992

  • Mission statement

    To provide a counselling and psychotherapy service to individuals who have experienced complicated grief issues as a result of traumatic bereavement.

  • Aims

    The Bereavement Counselling Service aims to:

    • To assess patients who are referred to us by the medical profession and to ascertain if they are displaying complex grief reactions.
    • To provide a counselling service to those people who are deemed suitable for our service. With the aim of enabling these people to return to fully functioning lives.
    • To educate medical professionals in complex grief reactions and to train counsellors in delivering a psycho-therapeutic treatment for our clients.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1992

    Registered Charity Number: 1120156

    Board members: 7

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 22

    Phone number: 01752 349769

    Address: Falcon House, Eagle Road, Langage, Plymouth, PL7 5JY

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  • Support for Traumatic Bereavement

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