Grief and loss counselling in Chorley, Lancashire

Helping Adults find meaning and joy in life again.

Life’s challenges can feel dark, heavy, or even impossible to deal with. Most people who start bereavement, grief and loss counselling feel like they are going round in circles, repeating negative emotions. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you don’t look forward to much or you feel like you want to escape your life.

Stuck in negativity and feeling hopeless, you may feel like life is overwhelming, like it’s too much.

Sarah Tinsley Grief and Loss Counselling Online and in Chorley

Do You Feel Empty, Angry or Alone?

Do any of the following resonate with you?

  • You feel lonely, even when you are with others.
  • You lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life.
  • You feel dread, fear, strange thoughts, and a pounding heart.
  • You know that sadness isn’t helpful but getting out of it alone isn’t possible.

If these sound true for you, I want you to know that in our society, we don’t talk about it very much, in fact it’s really a bit of a taboo subject, but what you are experiencing is normal. 

Reaching out for help can provide you with the support and encouragement you need. Self-care is not an indulgence or a selfish act. In fact, it is especially important to take care of yourself when you have the responsibility of caring for others.

Step Back And Focus On Healing

I will give you the time and the space to talk about were you are and how this really is for you.

You won’t upset me as you might fear you might when talking to family or friends.  I won’t judge or compare you to others.  I will really listen to you, your experiences and your memories.

Counselling can help you understand these complicated and often overpowering thoughts and emotions.   It won’t stop the tsunami of emotions being there at times but it can make them feel more manageable when they do come.

You will get the fresh perspective you need to start taking care of yourself and find your way through difficult feelings and situations.


Sarah Tinsley Grief and Loss Counsellor Online and Chorley

Grief is personal 

The way that we grieve is deeply personal.  There is no right or wrong way to grieve, just your way.  I am here to help you work out what your way is.

I’ll be alongside you as you make sense of your loss, connect with your memories in a meaningful way and figure out where you go from here.

Whether you are grieving for a parent, child, life partner, sibling, friend or pet, I am here for you.  Maybe you are grieving the loss of a career, a relationship, or how life used to be or how you wanted it to be.  You are not alone.

My name’s Sarah and I am a Bereavement and loss specialist who is here to help.

The Next Step

My invitation to you is to arrange an introductory call (either by phone or by zoom).  This call will last about 20 minutes and will give us the chance to get to know each other.  You can ask any questions you might have and I can explain a little about how I work.    This will help you decide whether therapy feels right for you and whether or not you feel comfortable with me.