Immensely useful piece on the importance of grieving, and the unhelpful violence of platitudes and imposed ‘positivity’. As Tim says, we have a deeply harmful cultural inability to speak the language of grief or offer what is most needed – loving presence. Those who grieve are abandoned, in the place where we most need to be accompanied. All our experience at this service goes to the central importance for us as human beings that we be allowed to be where we are, within ourselves and in relationship.
Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter
Counselling in Exeter since 1994