"Bereavement is, a two-directional process…. what has been lost in terms of the person who is not now there, and the loss of the future involvement with that person". (Richard Bryant-Jefferies)
Bereavement is a type of grief involving the death of a loved one or a period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one (Dictionary.com, 2018). Therefore, mourning is an obligation for humans to experience after the loss or death of a loved one, and most people will experience loss at some point in their lives.
Grief is a process that has to be worked through and is unique to each individual. Hence, counselling helps provide the conditions in which self-healing can take place and the client to explore the painful realities and subjective experiences of the loss and grief in a way that is most conducive to strengthening and growth.
“Grief is the price we pay for love. Without attachment there would be no sense of loss”. (Murray Parkes)