Mangrove House - Sydney based counsellors

Grief Counselling, Sydney

Grief may be universal, but your experiencing of it is unique. Continuing your bond, while re-orienting yourself to a new reality can be confusing and painful. You don’t have to do it alone.

Loss is a part of human experience. In our lifetime, we will all struggle in the aftermath of losing a family member, partner, child, pet, or friend. At Mangrove House, we acknowledge that loss encompasses so much more than death. You can lose a sense of home as a refugee, a sense of identity after leaving a job, in retirement, or losing a person you love through conflict. Mourning that loss, and understanding that our minds and bodies treat that loss in the same way we might treat death is an important first step in recovering a sense of peace again.

Grief counselling can be a short-term support to help you come to terms with your loss and regain meaning in your life. People seek out counselling if they feel unsupported by their loved ones, don’t want to burden others with their grief, and sometimes it is simply a time for you to commemorate the person you’ve lost and to honour their memory. Whatever your reasons might be for seeking support, we are here to hold space for you.

For those of you struggling with loss of properties or supporting people who have lost homes in the recent floods, the National Association of Loss and Grief has some useful resources on how to look after yourself as you navigate this painful time.

Other useful websites are the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement and the National Centre for Childhood Grief.

  • Rumi
    “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom”
  • Heather Stang
    "Mindfulness lets you expand your view by placing you on the middle ground between denying your pain and overindulging in your suffering... You stay in contact with the entire scope of your existence, and you experience grief without becoming grief itself."
    Heather Stang
  • Khalil Gibran
    “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”
    Khalil Gibran

If your needs are immediate

Please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or
000 in the case of an emergency.