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I am the first male certified Grief Recovery Specialist in Northern Ireland. If you’re feeling bereft, or you wish to help someone who is, then you’ve found the right place.

Doctor, psychologist, therapist, counsellor . . . I am NONE of these.
I suppose, as a Grief Recovery specialist, if I needed to have a professional label, it would be “Educator”. Why? Because I teach people to move beyond the pain of grief and complete their loss.
People ask, “Is there REALLY such a thing as grief recovery? “My constant reply is, “Grief recovery is not only possible, it is NECESSARY”. It is necessary to enable you to find new meaning for life without the fear of being hurt again.

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss whether that loss has been brought about by a death of someone important in your life, the end of a relationship, or one of the over 40 significant life events that invoke grief.

So what exactly is ‘grief recovery’? The Grief Recovery Method programme is recognised by dozens of professional bodies around the world.

  • It’s not counselling 
  • It’s not therapy 
  • It’s not an alternative treatment 

While any of the above routes may be of some little or great benefit, they mainly offer a path to discovery of the thoughts and feelings you have around the loss in your life. However, Grief Recovery maintain that discovery is not the same as recovery. The Grief Recovery Method is an action plan. It is a series of small steps that when taken, in order, by the griever it leads to the completion of all the unresolved business linked to the loss.

If you’d like to know more, or simply just want a chat, please feel free to get in touch.

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