Support for Parents & Carers
The Laura Centre offers a range of individual counselling, group work and alternative
Counselling is a means of helping you to work through your grief in your own way, at your own pace and in your own time.
There is no right way to experience bereavement. Your counsellor will support you with care, acceptance, patience and understanding while you find your own best way to cope with your loss.
These are some of the things that people have said about their counseling at the Laura Centre:
- “talking helped to air fears, frustrations and feelings”
- “It brought my husband and I together and helped us to understand one another’s grief”
- “having space where my pain and feelings can be expressed safely”
- “being listened to and knowing that you are not being judged”
- “being able to unleash strong emotions”
- “being able to be completely honest about how I felt”
Group Work for Adults
We regularly run a range of groups for people affected by the death of a child. These include “Living with Loss” which meets for 6 sessions, a ‘Bereaved Fathers’ group, and a “Baby Loss” group. There are also informal opportunities to meet with others through memorial events or the therapeutic walking group.
- Grieving is an interpersonal process which takes place in relationships.
- The groups held at the Laura Centre are a chance to meet with other bereaved parents and to share experiences.
- The groups are all facilitated by therapists but the emphasis is on self help and on the group deciding its own direction.
- Sometimes a group will eventually become un facilitated when it has run for some time.
- How Long Can I Come To The Laura Centre For?
We offer counselling for as long as you and your counsellor feel you need it. Some people come for just one session while others attend for a lot longer. Once you have finished your counselling you are welcome to come back at any time.
- Do I have To pay?
Our therapeutic services are free but you are welcome to make a donation.
- Is The Service Confidential?
What happens in your counselling sessions is confidential unless your counsellor feels that you or a third party are at risk. Usually you and your counsellor will have discussed the nature of the risk and what needs to be done .
All our counsellors follow the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics
Please contact us for more information