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Bereavement counselling recommendation

  • 21-09-2016 3:12pm
    Registered Users Posts: 40 Galway_2016

    Hi all.

    I am hoping someone on here could give me a recommendation of a good bereavement counsellor in or around Galway City.

    7 months ago my father passed away from a heart attack at a young age and I haven't dealt with his death at all. I believe that speaking to a professional is the way to go.

    I'm looking for a recommendation as I have heard stories of some counsellors being no help while others are great help. I understand that each person will find different counsellors right for them.

    Insight would be appreciated.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,709 ✭✭✭ Redhairedguy

    Welcome Galway_2016,

    First off I'm so sorry to hear of your loss; but fair play on recognising that you need help. That takes strength in itself.

    I've heard from various friends that there is a number of good counsellors available in Galway, though unfortunately I can't personally recommend any to you. We have a good community of posters here on boards whom might be able to steer you in the right direction of someone good. For privacy sake, I might ask that any numbers or email addresses be privately messaged to you.

    In the interim, there is a Bereavement forum on boards where you might find some solace, and definitely some friendly ears if you wish to post there.
    Click here for the Bereavement Forum.

    I truly hope that you find the help and peace that you're seeking.

  • Registered Users Posts: 725 ✭✭✭ talking_walnut

    Really sorry to hear about your loss, but you're doing the right thing looking for help.

    UCHG have a bereavement liaison officer (Anne McKeown) and she's actually very good. I don't have contact info to hand but I can find it out. I'll try and remember to private message it to you this evening.

  • Registered Users Posts: 455 ✭✭ TheSegal

    Really sorry to hear about your loss OP, I lost my father through a heart attack a few years ago and nothing in my life has compared to the pain of losing him. Well done on deciding to go to counselling, it helped me immensely. I was a student of NUIG and used their counselling services but as was previously mentioned the hospitals bereavement liaison officer should be able to give you a list of people in your area.

    There is also a thread here on boards which i've found very useful over the years as a place to talk when you don't feel like talking face to face with someone.

  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Galway_2016

    Thanks to you all for your kind words and advice.

    I'll definitely look into those options.