The Laura Centre is a professional bereavement service that believes in providing a safe, friendly and inclusive environment. We have a mixture of qualified counsellors and trained visiting counsellors. We follow the Code of Ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow all their guidance on therapeutic practise. Individual counsellors are either members or accredited with the BACP or the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Although we live in a protected society in the sense that childhood death is no longer a common occurrence, the fact still remains that some children do die.
The lives of the families left behind have been shattered…never to be quite the same again…”why has this happened to us; why didn’t I die instead of him; I’m so frightened, life has no meaning anymore; I feel so alone-nobody understands; I feel as though I am going mad; what would they be doing now; I just ache to hold her in my arms“.
Children grieve too. Bereaved children and young people can experience an array of feelings, which can impact on their general emotional and mental health wellbeing.