There is an on-line Directory where local counsellors can be found catering for specific needs and offering different types of therapy at: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care
Provide carefully selected, trained volunteers who offer support, help people make sense of how they are feeling and begin the process of moving forward. Services offered are: understanding bereavement welcome sessions; telephone support; time-limited support groups; and, a Friendship Group in Cheltenham; information and signposting. Cruse bereavement Care is a national service with a branch in Cheltenham. The national website has information on: coping with the death of a parent; what to do after someone dies; feelings when someone dies; how to help someone who is bereaved; supporting yourself; and, children's grief; traumatic bereavement; anniversaries and reminders when you are bereaved; and, seeing, hearing or sensing someone who has died. Cruse offers a free confidential service for adults and children. Hope again is a website aimed at 12-18 year olds.
Karen Sutton: Break-up and Bereavement Coach
Karen is based in Cheltenham and is passionate about helping people overcome challenges that hold them back from living the life they desire, whether that is based around sleep, diet, exercise, stress, relationships, joy or any other area. She helps people discover what is preventing them from achieving their goals. She will create a long term, sustainable plan with an individual to help a person move forwards, taking small, manageable steps.
Offers counselling to adults in Gloucestershire suffering from emotional distress. Distress could be caused by bereavement, relationship breakdown, stress, or wounds from early life and new direction.
Provides 24 hour support for people who are distressed, every day. Provides a telephone listening service, face to face support, schools outreach and prison outreach. Also provides a listening service for people who are worried about others. Samaritans listen and help people to talk through their troubles without telling them what to do, giving people space to be themselves.
Helpline: 116123 free from any phone
- Victoria House, Back Albert Place, Cheltenham GL52 2HN
Supports bereaved children young people and their families and professionals who support them. Offers in-depth, therapeutic support in individual, group, and, residential settings, and a freephone national helpline. The death of a parent or a sibling is one of the most traumatic experiences for a child. Their website also has a directory of other useful organisations to support children suffering a bereavement. They also support adults who were bereaved as children.
- 0808 8 020 021